I've been writing quite a bit lately. Most every day in fact. I'm trying to increase my productivity, but also the quality of scenes. Who cares if I write ten pages if I have to scrap eight of them because they don't go anywhere. So, that brings me to this article.
As you know, I am that kid who always asks 'why.' Why does this author blow me away with her characters? Why does that author's plot surprise me every time? How can I keep from writing a completely boring scene that I then have to chuck? (The last is the real reason I care, btw.) The answer I discovered recently blew me a way. Too simple. Too straightforward. And something I've known since I read my very first how-to-write book, Writing Novels that Sell by Jack Bickham.