"Show, don't tell," definitely makes sense in film but i'm trying to think of how this principle works in books.

"In a well-structured , [the climax] decision inexorably brings the character face to face with their worst fear; the obstacle that is going to force them to wake up to their underlying flaw. If a character is wary of commitment, then then the criss will force them to face lowly someone they love (Casablanca)."

John York, Into the Woods

Im starting to realize that I need to better establish my protagonist's motivation.

Rewriting is probably part of the writing process but damn, I wish I had known that before I started out. How much should I have outlined before all this began?

Just passed the 8500 word mark for my novel.

Sure, it's only 4.5% the length of the . But it's 216% the length of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner! So I'm on the right track.

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🤔 Star Wars is the Tolkien of modern science fiction.

"Tolkien appears in the fantasy universe in the same way that Mount Fuji appeared in old Japanese prints. Sometimes small, in the distance, and sometimes big and close-to, and sometimes not there at all, and that’s because the artist is standing on Mount Fuji." — Terry Pratchett

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@derek Hey Derek! I, for one, welcome our new utopia-destroying overlords.

👋 Hello writers, allow me to make my !

This year I resolved to take one of the ideas bouncing around my head and force it into a book - my first.

A City In Stand records a utopian society confronted by world-breaking storms. If all goes well, my characters' happy, stable lives will be shattered and they'll be forced to recreate their entire lives.

I'm here because I want to absorb other writer's processes through osmosis. And make writer friends.

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