So, this scene is taking a whole lot longer than I had thought it would. I’m pondering how to make it a case of the protags working smart to overcome the impossible odds, rather than just working hard. I am putting the onus on the heroine to be the brains, and the hero to be the knowledge (experienced pirate) and ruthlessness. Thinking the big bad in this scene needs to throw a spanner in the works by turning them against one another: his big strength being people skills.
I just thought I haven’t even considered what their
big fears are in this situation. Have to go over that for each of them. Do you find you spend a lot more time on writing certain scenes than others? Any techniques for planning a great escape or heist?
Also, I still need a name for Roger’s parrot (though some of the ideas so far have been awesome: there’s a P011-Y and a Potato)