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Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Opening up the mind of the writer

Joshua Palmatier is doing it again. He writes about having to work something out and the writer's mind.

Been there... although maybe this ties into my comments about Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End. That some scene existed for the sole purpose of getting one character in position to have a different scene. Hmm, thinking on the fly here. I had a major problem with that, and thought a rewrite to exclude those scenes, or explain them better would have been a better solution.

Not that I think Josh's writing is bad. No, I'm thinking about my own writing here. Do I have scene that's sole purpose is to position characters to have some other dramatic scene? Or are some of my transitions just a weak as those scenes in the movie? Yet another thing to think about as I'm writing.

And why after I say I'm going to be more absent have I posted three times today? That one at least is easy. I'm procrastinating from writing.

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