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Elizabeth, thanks for the tips and the link! The cruise course sounds like a lot of fun : ) How are you taking her course - in person or online?
She sounds like an awesome teacher! Thanks for the tips. I LOVE the pic btw. Beautiful.
Perfect! (and the pix is beautiful)
Hi, Elizabeth! :-)Those are two perfect questions! And you make a lovely mermaid.
Good point! As I was washing the dishes this morning I whirled around and pumped my fist in the air with a triumphant hoot--I'd had a sudden flash of how to elegantly combine both character and story in a scene I'm working on.
Jonene, hi! *Waving* Thank you. ;) I'm taking it online. I wish I could take it in person.Leisha, hello. :D You're welcome! I hope it helps. ;)Susan, thank you! :D I know this probably won't cover it all, but I think it would help lots. :DShannon, I was so excited when I came across them and couldn't resist. :) Thank you for saying that about me as a mermaid. How did you know it's me? ;)Rebecca! Wow, are you going to post that? C'mon, girl, you need to share your secret with us now!!!!
Eliz, it wasn't anything epic. I had a sub-plot I needed to introduce, and I had a character-building moment I had envisioned, and I realized I could hit them both in the same scene.I've heard that's the key to good pacing. Make sure each scene accomplishes more than one thing.
What be on yer mind?