When my hero is in jail after the All is Lost-moment, she and the detective have an informal talk. This is the turning point for my hero.
The version in my first draft is rewritten.
Have you seen the early Monty Python sketch (before they even were Monty Python) including Marty Feldman were they talk about their miserable childhoods and all try to play the highest trump, and one claims that he and his numerous siblings lived in a shoebox in the middle of the road?
That’s what my scene turned out like.
The detective has had a complicated childhood – just like my hero – and she lost her husband and kids on top of that, so “don’t you dare talk to me about sorrows in life as an excuse”.
I erased line after line and finally I realized my need to rewrite the whole scene.
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