Tuesday, March 10, 2015

About Scenes

What am I reading now?  Royal Date (Sariah Wilson)

Annnd what do I think so far?  I always enjoy new takes on fairy tales and greatly enjoyed this Cinderella story. 

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin. 

HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.

About Scenes
That moment before sunrise,
right before sunrise,
is vivid and memorable.
There's a focal point of significant action. Eyes are drawn to the yellow ripples wafting above the peaks and the blazing spot rising from the ridge. The surrounding elements frame the moment, giving it texture and balance. There's a feeling of anticipation veiled in a hint of mystery. Details that only minutes before were swallowed in the grey night are illuminated, showing rich composition and depth.

It's a breaking-through moment. 

A glimpse. Scenes in stories share these qualities.
•Begin a scene at the moment where conflict and drama ignite

•The scene begins and ends in anticipation.

•Reveal the complexity of the situation and the humanity of the characters. There is a full scope of emotions and motives at play. Subtle actions or words allude to interpretation or misinterpretation.

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