Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where'd he go?

Working on Chapter 36; 63,499

Writing Tip: I do this all the time, especially since I have quite a few characters to work with. Someone who should be with the group is never mentioned. I get to the end and think, "Where'd he go?" It can happen with an object, too. The villain is carrying a large pouch of ill-gotten loot. One minute he is at the bottom of a cliff that he must scale, soon he is at the top. How did he transport that big burden? I carefully described how he had to search for handholds and how hot it was and when he nearly slipped. But where was that bag?


  1. That is neat. I need to keep that in mind when I write, thank you Mrs. Paul!


  2. That's a very good tip. I'm apt to forget that a character has an object, and then when I suddenly remember, I throw it in haphazardly and it throws off my readers. I need to work on that. >.<