Hi again! I am having trouble writing a scene without it becoming boring. I would usually say if a scene is boring I can remove it, but this one is necessary. The character is learning how to write, mostly by teaching himself through books (dictionaries, grammar instructions etc.) The purpose of the scene is to show his perseverance and the great accomplishment of writing his first few words. This ties into the next part of the story where he attracts unwanted attention, is treated like a circus act and is generally disrespected (by the way, the character is an alligator.) Summarising his long journey doesn't give the reader a proper idea of how much effort he put in and describing 'his thoughts' and 'how he turned the page' obviously becomes very boring. If this were a movie, it would be a training montage. Any tips? If you have read any books that had a similar sort of scene I'd like to know about them.