How do you know when a scene needs rewriting?
"When it sucks." - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"When I let somebody else read it and they yell at me, 'Karen! Why is X character being so stupid?' or something similar. Or when I reread it and realize how crummy my midnight inspiration was." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"If I trip over a scene multiple times when rereading the story, it’s a red flag that something in the scene isn’t working. Usually it means I’m trying to get my characters to do something to move the plot along, rather than letting the characters and the story intertwine and grow together." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
Stop by Thursday to find out how the rest of our authors know when to tear a scene apart and rewrite it.