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The third scene I will be examining is a little bit different from the first two. As the rain falls takes place after Barsch has met Kingston and encountered Alza, but before the latter awakens. 

It is meant to act as a breather for the reader, after the hurried excitement of Barsch’s awakening. It gives me time to explore some of his personality traits, do some world-building and deepen his friendship with Kingston.

And although this is more of a writing tip than anything, I like to alternate between action and inaction with my scenes. The inaction allows for quiet contemplation, dialogue and world-building while the action helps to liven things up and keep the reader interested.

Thus, As the rain falls works nicely to break up the action, while setting the stage for the following scene, “Return to Genesis”.

Thanks for listening, and look forward to the next Behind the Scenes!

And remember, Never Lose Your Stride!