Monday, January 18, 2010

Revision phase

I've finished Act 4 of "The Village," so revision will probably start on Wednesday.

Of late, I've also been thinking about a sort of 1-deep rule for "show, don't tell." It's good to leave something for readers to infer, especially if that inference is something obvious, but in more complex scenes, more naturally must be explained. Is it still desirable to avoid telling completely, to leave at least one level of detail inferred, so as to keep the reader interested? This is something I may explore more later, after this chapter is finished, but I find myself considering it from time to time as I write, which I can't think is a bad thing.

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