Behind The Scenes (Before) Act 2 Scene 12 (The Honeymoon)

Previously, the story ended with a cliffhanger. Did Sarah shoot Mitch? What happened to Nathan?

Not much left to do in the narrative but to wrap it up with one last scene. Sarah’s scene. I have thought about different ways to make this last one special in some way. For example, instead of drawing a random card, I was thinking about adding up the numbers of all the previous cards (including repeats), and getting the average number from that (which rounds up to 12), using that card for this scene. Sort of seeing where all the cards so far would have me end up.

Doing that, I got card #12 — Stack Of Needles. The card wants me to overwhelm the hero with too much. I liked that idea. But just for the hell of it, I also drew a random card.

And ended up going with it, instead:Read More »

Behind The Scenes (After) Act 2 Scene 11 (The Honeymoon)

Last Week’s card made me explore the possibility of a main character dying, or have other characters believe that he’s dead.

What the exercises on the card #13 Kill The Hero missed in my opinion is looking at the option of having the reader think the character dies. When that occurred to me, I knew I had to end the last scene with just that sort of thought: a cliffhanger; a gunshot that might or might not kill the hero. So I did.Read More »

Behind The Scenes (Before) Act 2 Scene 11 (The Honeymoon)

Mitch has been an asshole right from the beginning. His language is profane–more so than anyone else in this story–his attitude is negative, and his tendencies are downright psychopathic.  And now he got the trio in a car, waving a gun and holding hostage the very drug-boss he was working for.

If only he would have been able to drop off the drugs in time, none of that would have happened. He would have cashed in a  pretty sum of money, married Sarah at noon, and be on his way to the perfect honeymoon.

Instead, he has to figure out how to come out of this situation alive. And on top.

This is Mitch’s last scene. And as such should end with a bang. After all, he’s the one that’s holding everyone hostage. Nathan might have a six-shooter stashed away, but as far as Mitch is concerned, he’s in total control.

I feel like I need to give a little explanation as to how he managed to survive the shootout at the motel, and where gang’s leader ended up (since that man went with Mitch to the hotel). And of course, he may have to show up in this scene, as well, hunting down the trio and the man that shot his Lost Boys dead in the parking lot.

I also have to deal with this card:Read More »

Behind The Scenes (After) Act 2 Scene 10 (The Honeymoon)

Not sure what to think of how the last scene came about.

I didn’t quite follow the outline as much as I wanted (however open-ended I kept the outline).

And I didn’t quite go with everything I thought about in the before-post.

The scene ended more on a cliffhanger than Read More »