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Teaser Tuesday

Since this didn’t happen last week due to sheer forgetfulness, I’ll start the snippet a little earlier to ground you guys in the scene. Trish and Reed are chatting about parents and freedom and Italy, and then the conversation pauses and Trish interior-monologues about Reed and how cute he is. He really is cute…

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Teaser Tuesday

The next installment of The Thrill Seekers, pasted below, is a classic example of the revision process. It used to be one of “my darlings” (aka one of my favorite scenes EVER because the dialogue between Patricia and Reed made me dizzy with delight every time I read it). But, out of necessity, I had to kill my darling in the third or fourth round of revision. Ouch. It still makes me sad – but it had to be done.

Have you had to do that before? Cut a beautiful scene that you just love out of necessity?I think there are a few reasons to kill a darling:

  • it’s a really fun scene but completely unnecessary to the overall plot
  • it’s a really fun scene but doesn’t fit with the revised plot

Any other reasons? Feel free to expand in the comments. The darling that used to be this scene fits with #2: in the original version, Trish and Reed were discussing why Patricia liked Ben – but in the revised version, Patricia doesn’t actually like Ben, and never has – for reasons which will be discovered…

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Teaser Tuesday

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s Wednesday. But Teaser Wednesday just doesn’t have the same ring as Teaser Tuesday. Last week’s snippet ended with Reed half-quoting TS Eliot’s The Hollow Men: “Whatever. We’ll just go out with a whimper.”

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Teaser Tuesday

TwO dAyS uNtIl ChRiStMaS bReAk! Zero finals down, three to go…

Search the tags for links to previous Thrill Seekers chapters. In this chapter, (called “Consensus: Forking the Lawn is Lame”) Patricia goes back to explain a couple things. Ready, go.

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Teaser Tuesday

One thing first: the Christmas season is delightful but it comes hand-in-hand with these things called finals. In other words, I might not be around much. I will try my hardest to post on an every-other-day status (or something close) for the next two weeks. Once we hit Christmas break, this place will be up and running again — look for a January interview series with some quite astonishing interviewees.

Some of you got hooked on THE THRILL SEEKERS last week, so here’s some more — picking up right where we left off. Ben, Patricia, and Reed are fraternizing with the enemy — aka Jake’s criminal uncle. Don’t try this at home.

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Teaser Tuesday

Time for Teaser Tuesday! It’s been a week or so since I’ve posted a THRILL SEEKERS chapter, so if you need a refresher, click here for chapter one and here for chapter two.

This is part of chapter three, which is called Stealing for Dummies 101.

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Tomorrow: I’m jumping on the highway, aka adding YA Highway‘s Roadtrip Wednesday to the blog’s weekly calender.

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Teaser Tuesday: The Thrill Seekers

Remember THE THRILL SEEKERS from last week? Here’s chapter two (entitled Waffles and Plotting).

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Patricia, Reed and Ben are off to Italy! (almost)

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