04 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted scenes — backstory

(Note: Sometimes the work we do is never meant to be written down but serves only as a way to explore our characters and their stories. Wendy Wheeler of Slug Tribe calls this “story work.” It helps gives dimension to your novel even if it doesn’t make it into the final version. I’m not sure […]

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11 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted Scenes — The lost original beginning to Gordath Wood

(Note: I forgot about this! But we’re cleaning up old computers here and I dug it out of some files that go back aways. This was the original beginning to Gordath Wood. It had zippy dialog and character development and I hated to see it go. But this guy, Harris? I have no idea where […]

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04 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Deleted scene — Kate and Allegra

(Note: I loved this scene, which was one of the first ones I wrote for Red Gold Bridge. I felt like it did a lot of great story work. It showed where Kate was after Gordath Wood and the kind of person she had become. The problem was, it distracted from the story arc and […]

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