Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I wanna get in trouble

Quote from Mem Fox:

DO NOT assume that plot is the most important element in a story, or even the only important element in a story. Character comes first. Next comes the precise choice of words and the correct rhythmic placement of those words. Then, trouble…

Okay, so, for my work-in-progress (and I use the term loosely):

Character? Check

Precise choice of words? Check (well, sort of.....at least, for the few I have on paper, anyway)

Correct rhythmic placement of those words? Check (at least for the first two chapters, which I've now reread about a bajillion times)

Trouble? Um.....hmmmm.....trouble......I knew I was missing something.

Okay, I'm off to find some trouble for those characters to get into.....

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