Okay, folks, here's something new for you.
This week, we're going to focus on our MCs. Send in an excerpt (roughly 250 words) of a dialogue-rich scene that bestows a sense of EMPATHY for your main character.
The emphasis here is dialogue, not action. Tags, internal dialogue, and a bit of action are fine. Just try to find something where your MC's dialogue with another character(s) is the main thrust of the scene.
And by the time we reach the end of your excerpt, we should REALLY CARE about what happens next.
Or, at the very least, we should be INTERESTED to find out what will happen to the MC.
Email your submissions to facelesswords(at)gmail.com by 9:00 am EDT on Thursday, June 26.
Post your questions here.
And here's a tip for you, so that you get the most out of this exercise (and subsequent exercises). Don't write something just for this submission. Find something from a work that's well on its way to polishedhood. Find something you feel confident about, but could use some fresh eyes for. Find something that could really benefit from some good feedback here.
And if you can find a way to email me a slice of key lime pie, feel free. I am burdened with an inexplicable craving for one right now.
Looking forward to your submissions!