marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

build up

Sometimes when I'm off writing an outline and I'm wondering what happens next -- when I have a whole page of notes for things that will be part of the story, or could be part of the story.  Things that I have yet to figure out the location of.

Then, sometimes, there's a reason.  This, that, or the other thing needs some build-up; if the characters don't get to know each other, say, we can't have a scene where they do not act as total strangers.

OTOH, sometimes I have put stuff down as in the indeterminate future when there's no good reason not to have it now.  And the question about whether to put stuff here is "Why not?" not "Why?"  Because you don't want to put off all the good stuff to later.  You want to have good stuff every step of the way.
Tags: inspiration, outlining, set-up
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