The concept of writing from the inside out has given me a lot to think on today, but it makes so much sense.
And the film comparison is just spot-on:
A movie is usually wordlessly communicating the development of the setting and even the introduction of characters at the beginning, just past the opening credits.
We as authors can’t very well do that, can we?
Being a film-lover myself, and always trying to communicate my writing the way a scene would unfold on film, I hate to own up to the validity of these points. But here is a new challenge, and I’m ready to take it on.
With the second draft of Relic on its way, I’m excited to re-read the beginning (for the millionth time) to see if it holds up to these expectations.