In Omnia Paratus: Life Is Short. Write Well.

Leave It Out

The most well-used adage in publishing is “Show, Don’t Tell.” But sometimes skipping the scene altogether will serve your story best.

There’s a pivotal scene in the second season of the Gilmore Girls. This scene is a catalyst for the shifting of some major relationships over the next several months, and the repercussions of this scene are felt directly by most of the main characters for the next twenty episodes or so.




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Gina Denny

Gina Denny

B.S. Business/Human Resources M.S. in Child Development/Education. Associate editor for Touchpoint Press. Erstwhile classroom music teacher. Homeschooler.

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