I'm getting near the end of Heroic Lies, and I'd planned for a character to simply disappear (temporarily), and then be returned. The actual scene in which he was forcibly removed from the building wasn't in the outline; his failure to interact with another character was actually a plothole that I noticed and fixed at the last moment.
But then, on a whim, I decided to write that scene, and I'm really glad I did.
The interactions between him and his abductor gave so much insight into the dynamics that had been playing out between them throughout the book. It also took the glimpses that had been shown of the kidnapper's personality, and turned those subtle images into a glaring, vivid display.
The scene was stirring, sickening, cruel... and if it does its job, it will make you angry, and you'll be rooting all the harder for the victim to finally break free.
I'm really happy with the way this book is turning out so far, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.
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