Wednesday, February 6, 2013

With murder in her heart

I've been working on (one more!) set of revisions to my manuscript before the next round of submissions, and I'm paying particular attention to the first chapter and character introductions.

In the spirit of keeping things interesting and keeping conflict on the page, I'm trying to figure out how to make one specific character's introduction more dynamic. She begins absorbed in a task that is not inherently riveting, and I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that most people don't care to read about the everyday chores that they themselves would find boring.

So, current introduction = not interesting.

But it would be if she had murder in her heart.

"With murder in her heart" is to ho-hum fictional situations what "in bed" is to fortune cookie predictions. Now, if only it actually fit.

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