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Jenny Crumb – Book 2: starting up

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

So far, for Jenny Crumb, Book 2 (no name yet), I’ve done a little preliminary research. But this morning, I built the first scene in my head. I tend to do that before writing anything – it really helps me to know where I’m going with each part of the book. When I think through a scene, it plays out just like a movie in my head. For me, it’s kind of exciting to plan it that way and helps to insure that each chapter doesn’t fall flat or get boring.

My daughter is a good barometer for that sort of thing. Whenever she reads a book and the story starts to drone on…nothing exciting is happening, she’ll put the book down and never pick it up again. I want to make sure that my books have a pretty fast pace, so that kids like my daughter won’t want to put it down.

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