Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman: Tightening Character Focus

Posted: March 27, 2015 in graffiti living
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Notes from Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman.

Tightening Character Focus:
2nd important element in plotting is organising the thrusts (short and long term goals) of each of the principal characters in a way so that action keeps turning in on itself. The big scenes are arranged again and again to be primarily between the key personages and to minimally involve new or secondary characters in whom the reader has developed little or no interest.

Scenes in which these main characters are enmeshed are the ones most likely to get us excited. Continually turn characters in on each other.

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