I've been considering that I'm writing as if you can see what I see -- and since the reader can't, I need to do a better job laying out it. Very simple, see? Not so much.
I learned Wednesday night that this is categorically untrue. Why? Because I was bored in class and to entertain myself I decided to write six adjectives or descriptive phrases about the background/room/environment for each scene in Children.
Guess what... I couldn't do it. I slammed hard into a wall trying to do this. I did complete the exercise, but it took me over an hour to do this simple exercise for 12 scenes. It was probably the hardest thing I've done as a writer.
No, really, Jo... you don't know the background for your scenes. You are so in love with your characters and their interactions that you ARE operating in a white room.
It's time to put my head down and address this.
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