The Courtroom Scene
Or: why high emotion on the author's part doesn't always make for emotional writing.
So, in the draft of MOTHER DRAGON, there is a fantasy courtroom scene. Not literally a courtroom - it's a fantasy culture and our modern court system is not quite how they do things - but a sympathetic character is essentially on trial because of something they did. They had their reasons, but it’s pretty serious. Damages have to be assessed. Restitution has to be made.
I really did not want to write a courtroom scene, but given the way I'd set up the story, there really wasn't any way around it.
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