When I was doing one of the rewrites of Giftchild, I was struggling with a key scene between Penny and Rodney. As I was trying to figure it out, I did a writing exercise, where I wrote the fallout of that scene from Rodney’s perspective. I was trying to get into his head, to figure out what he was thinking, since Penny wasn’t doing a great job of predicting it from her own perspective, but I still wanted the reader to ultimately understand where Rodney was coming from.
That writing exercise is here. Spoilers abound, so if you haven’t read the book, I suggest you do that first. For those of you who have, this takes place as Rodney is leaving Penny on the bleachers.
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