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Random Writing Quote:

I want to see thirst
In the syllables,
Tough fire
In the sound;
Feel through the dark
For the scream.

--Pablo Neruda

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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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