Questions 825: Fake Details

Mike asks: “Some writing advice seems to contradict each other. Should authors control their audience’s experience? Or should they expect the audience to bring their own experiences to the writing so not bother with detailed details?” Resources Mentioned: Sweet Valley High Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Social Neuroscience, by …

Questions 824: Scenes, Rhythm, and Structure (Complicated Dinner Party Scenes)

Rose asks: I’ve heard that each scene needs to contain conflict and resolution. What elements do you recommend be in each scene? How do you define a scene? Resources Mentioned: Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger