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Random Writing Quote:

“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
(Casual Chance, 1964)”

--Colette

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Writers Toolbox

Tool: "In Late, Out Early" (Scene Creation)

In a book, every scene serves a purpose. "In Late, Out Early" is a reminder to cut any non-essential greetings, travelling, and goodbyes from your scenes. Cut everything that does not absolutely serve the purpose of the scene and that the reader does not need to know.

This means start the scene as late as possible--in the middle of the tension, if you can--and get out as soon as the scene''s purpose is completed.

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