Follow Your “Dreams” – A Writer’s Dilemma

The Dystopian Nation of City-State


James and I are working on our latest short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Committee”, and I am stumped.

There are dream sequences in the first short story, “Prescription for Ratings: The Contestants”.  “Committee” is the sequel to “Contestants”.  James and I decided to connect the two pieces in another way – adding a dream sequence to “Committee” to “match” the dream elements in “Contestants”.

But… this sequel’s dream sequence is pretty cool.  I like it.  We like it.  But… I just don’t know if it relevant to the story as a whole.

So, fellow writers, what would you do?

Do you keep pieces and sections of your stories and novels that you know don’t really fit but you just love?

Or, you really think of the greater good of the piece and starting cutting and slashing?


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Published by Courtney M. Wendleton

I'm an author with an associate's in psychology. Interested in a lot of different things, and love controversy. The more controversial the better, but that's not all I'm interested in. Can be a bit confusing at times, but that's normal!

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