How to make an entire and mostly unnecessary scene go away

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July 30, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

1. Change the timing of the previous scene from lunch to dinner. Then you don’t need to worry about how everyone spends their time between afternoon and evening.

2. Make a list of all the useful information that scene conveyed, and integrate it where possible in the earlier scene.

2a. Ditch the bit of dialogue that never really worked anyway.

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