Say it with me... Nine Thousand Words!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself the last couple weeks as I have hit my stride while writing this fight scene. It has been a lot of fun to visualize the actors in the scene and to describe it along the way. In the process, not only did I finish the scene, I hit another milestone, passing 9000 total words.
Now, I'm nearly ready for friends to start reading. I will read through the scene over the next few days do a first pass of editing. I want to make sure it sounds right to me. I also want to format it into something that can be read easily on a computer or e-Reader. After that, I will package it up and post it to the blog here for anyone to read through and give me feedback.
What kind of feedback should I ask for? There are a few items that concern me most.
First, is the scene enjoyable? This is key obviously.
Second, does the scene flow cleanly? I want the pace to be consistent and not get too slow anywhere. I hope that there is a sense of action and urgency in the pacing of the scene.
Should grammar be a focus at this point? I know I use the passive voice a lot, and I try and rewrite passive voice sentences. Any other grammar pitfalls you might point out would be helpful.
What other types of feedback should I request from my readers?
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