In my recent reading, I’ve discovered something: I dislike the use of interstitial cut scenes. In particular when used to “Announce Off-Screen Badness”.
The anatomy of an interstitial cut scene:
- It occurs between chapters. The prologue from Game of Thrones is not an interstitial cut scene.
- It is 2 or so pages, something shorter than most other chapters.
- The narrative jumps to third-person limited, focusing on painting a …