Lesson 2: Stimulus & Response

Lesson 2: Stimulus & Response

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In last week’s lesson you learned how to identify Stimulus and Response blocks. Today we discuss how to use Stimulus and Response pairs to create tight, powerful scenes.

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In last week’s lesson you learned how to identify Stimulus and Response blocks.  Did you do your homework?  I hope so because you’ll need it for this week’s lesson :-)


Today we discuss how to use Stimulus and Response pairs to create tight, powerful scenes.  You’ll learn the “rules” of writing Stimulus/Response pairs. Like all fiction writing “rules”, you don’t have to adhere to them 100% of the time. In fact, violating the “rules” can be a great way to achieve a specific effect.


These rules are pretty much common sense so you won’t find it hard to understand them. However, you may be surprised at how careless deviation from the rules leads to substandard writing.


In the lesson we’ll look at examples which adhere to the rules and compare them with examples that do not. Don’t forget to watch out for the clock  icon to identify the 20 minute chunks for you to work on!


Want to know more?  You can access the whole of lesson 1 for free.  For lesson 2 and the other lessons in this in-depth editing course, you'll need to check out www.EditYourNovel.com



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