Kill Your Damn Darlings
You might love that joke, that line, that concept, but if you can’t make it work in your story, you have to delete it. Now.
S1E4 of Gilmore Girls — The Deer Hunters
RORY: I just got hit by a deer.
LANE: You hit a deer?
RORY: No! I got hit by a deer!
LANE: How do you get hit by a deer?
RORY: I was at a stop sign and he just hit me! Oh my God!
LANE: Was it a 4-way stop?
RORY: What does that matter?
LANE: I don’t know. I don’t know what to ask after…