What do you do when you get stuck considerably short of a word count for story? Are there spots you find easier to expand upon then others? (from a conversation with a friend)
|Numbers are out to get you. It's true. |
Or, I would add the characterization bits that I initially didn't think I'd have room for, such as more Whedonesque "peripheral" dialog that helped bring the characters to life. For example, in Dominatrix, I was able to add a scene at a cafe where the leads are discussing whether Duran Duran is the best pop band ever or just a bunch of posers because there's no middle ground. It's completely peripheral to the plot, but incredibly telling about the characters, and I was thrilled to have room to include it.