Taking a Note

So I’m writing a very emotional scene in my current Wild Card story and George R.R. had given me a note to add in thoughts and mentions of another character and earlier events in a particular exchange.  I was trying to answer the note because it’s a valid note, but it was a jarring leaden intrusion into the flow of the scene.  So I went looking earlier in the scene and found the perfect place to insert this call back to previous events.

That’s one of the harder lessons to learn for a new writer (actually the hardest lesson is learning to take a note, but more on that later) — you want to please the editor/show runner, but you don’t want to write a bad scene.  You have to trust your instincts and talent enough to find that alternative.

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