Everything happens for a reason

Lynn Sawler — Author

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
—Marcus Aurelius

The key is to foreshadow
and create tension

As I worked through the second draft of my novel, I discovered a couple scenes for which I couldn’t answer the following question, “What is the purpose of this scene?”

I almost deleted the passage, but then I asked myself if I could give it a reason for being. As hard as it is to admit, I have difficulty deleting words I’ve taken so much time to create. Sometimes you have to, I know, but….

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