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Those Random Hilarious Scenes You Plan

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It’s one of those nights where a random hilarious scene for a book has come to me, so I’m scribbling down ideas that have no place to go yet and really aren’t relevant to anything else in the book (except making the characters in question more human and endearing), and if I’m being honest it’s really one of my favorite parts of writing a book.

The scene isn’t written as it would be read in the actual book – it’s just the idea for the scene itself – but I’ll include it here for you anyway, so you can see what I’m talking about (and if you’re an author, you’ve probably jotted down similar things, and have half a million of these papers lying around in a terribly erratic disarray around the house).

Scene Idea:

Fentris and a fellow young chap are eating at a camp where the cook is a cute girl, and they want an excuse to talk to her, so the other guy says something like, “We need an excuse to talk to the chef. We could pretend the food is awful. We could hate the soup.” Fentris says: “We could never hate the soup. We could maybe hate a kabob.” And holds up a kabob.

Just thought I’d share 🙂


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