Don't worry, I'm still going to finish Jack Bickham's book Scene and Structure. We are almost done though....only two more chapters after today.... so I will have to go shopping for another title for us to study. It's been a great book. I have learned a ton and I hope you have gleaned helpful tidbits as well.
Today Jack discusses interrupting a scene. But you are saying "Wait!" Didn't he tell us earlier not to interrupt a scene?
Yes! He did!
Don't interrupt a scene for 'no good reason'.
But DO interrupt a scene to further tease and tantalize your reader!
Disrupting the scene with some sort of suspense, forces a temporary postponement of the conflict completion. Remember though to keep these interruptions short and allow the reader to get back on with the main story line.
A carefully planned scene interruption can be a huge tool to intensify the suspense in the story and to make that reader keep turning the page!
Be sure to check out the other Words of Wisdom today too!
Paloma Beck, http://romancebeckons.blogspot.com
Tammy Dennings Maggy(Tammy Smith) http://tammydenningsmaggy.blogspot.com/
Jessicca Collins http://thatsexactlywrite.blogspot.com