I’ve stressed the importance of action in our writing, and a lot of times that action is the characters moving around a scene. Generally, there’s a lot of it in a book and often it’s not done very well. Many times, there’s a lack of originality, because we just want to move the story forward. Who cares how she walks across the room? She just does.
I find the level of detailed choreography required in a scene somewhat subjective, depending on the reader and the author’s intent.
Take these sentences for example…
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The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Arcs and the Plot
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Show Don’t Tell
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Self-Editing Your Work