Writing, like many other creative tasks, can be a ‘funny’ and frustrating activity. On one hand, we can sit and write a scene without too many problems. The scene feels right. It has the right rhythm, the right evolution and it reveals the subtext through subtle and captivating actions and descriptions. It does what it was intended to do. Not only does it promises to capture the audience, it also guides and entertains the reader. Other times we struggle. We know what the scene is supposed to accomplish. We understand its intent. But, the writing is not delivering on the promise. It feels dry and obvious; subtext on a white page.
First of all, what is subtext?
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