Shannon Stacey

Action/Adventure Writing Tip

If your hero and heroine are both incapacitated at the same time, your story will bog in a major way.

You’d think that would be obvious, no?


9 comments to “Action/Adventure Writing Tip”

  1. Charlene
      · October 12th, 2007 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Snicker. Is that in the :rulez: ?

  2. Shannon
      · October 12th, 2007 at 2:02 pm · Link

    If it’s not, it should be.

    The hero’s in surgery and the heroine’s in a coma. Gee, whatever shall the reader do? Oh, I don’t know. Maybe put down this book and pick up one in which the characters are actually conscious?

    Sure. Not a problem.


  3. Charlene
      · October 12th, 2007 at 4:34 pm · Link

    :rofl: Or you could introduce the dream fantasy sex sequence…

  4. raine
      · October 13th, 2007 at 1:59 am · Link

    Omigod, I did a similar thing once too!
    It’s nice not to be alone. :clap:

  5. Mandy M. Roth
      · October 13th, 2007 at 10:35 am · Link


  6. Gabriele
      · October 13th, 2007 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Hehe, that’s why I write epic historical fiction with 5 MCs and a dozen other important characters; and omnisicient POV. Chance that one of them is alive and conscient at a time is better odds. :neener:

  7. Michelle
      · October 13th, 2007 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Maybe you should pull a Bobby Ewing (I think it was him, it was one of those damn Ewing’s) and make it all a dream. :tomato:

  8. Ann
      · October 14th, 2007 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Hey Shannon, I didn’t forget. I asked some of my buds to recommend funny YAs (I’ve read a bunch, most really good, just none I would call laugh out loud funny), and came up with a few suggestions: The Clouds Above (graphic novel) by Jordan Crane, Millicent Min Girl Genius and the sequel Stanford Wong Flunks Big Tim both by Lisa Yee, King Dork by Frank Portman, and Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris. I hope this helps:boogie:.

  9. Shannon
      · October 15th, 2007 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Haven’t figured out what to do with them yet. Maybe some scenes from Rossi’s POV. :eyebrow:

    Thanks, Ann! I’ve passed those on!

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