On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Telegraphing Plot Points

One of the scenes I wrote this morning can't go in :P If I put it in as is, I would telegraph a plot point down the way, and while readers might anticipate it, it would ruin a surprise. So it may end up as a Cut Scene For The Website.

As my friend Sharon Mignerey just said, you want to foreshadow a point, but when you deliver it, you should give the reader a surprise twist. So the scene will become a paragraph.

Sigh. Love the wordcount I'm piling up on the daily "Word Wars." It's working for me. But now I REALLY have to get to the Heart Change copy edits (the first Word electronic stuff that will take me ages).

May you enjoy all processes of your creativity today.


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