10 February 2016

Thanks Ian, I owe you one.



For any writers trying to find their way in the world of fiction I'm pretty sure some aspects come easier than others.

Recently I've realised that describing movement in a scene is not my strong suit. What I mean by movement is this: physically moving characters around in a space and ensuring that this mobility interacts seamlessly with whatever dialogue is going on at the time. In essence it's being able to take the story forward without any clunky stage-direction stuff like: She moved over to the table. Then she picked up her coffee mug and drank from it. That's all got to be embedded in the writing in a way the reader can barely notice. All you want them to see in their head is the scene playing out like it's real time.

Ok, so this is hard to explain...which is probably why it's so hard to do.