Kawanee always has great advice for authors. This is another example of her writing wisdom.
Writing Tip for Today: Here are some easy ways to craft better scenes:
PREDETERMINE SCENE PURPOSE
Even the most ardent seat-of-the-pants writer needs certain events to occur if the Main Character is going to attain a goal. As I’ve said before, you can imagine these vital steps as squares on a board game–your character begins on START and when the story ends the game is over. Either your character attains the goal and wins or loses or she doesn’t get what she wants and wins or loses. The only other possible outcome is a stalemate or some sort of ambivalence–which takes great skill to pull off without disappointing readers. Try laying out your “game board” with changes in attitude, emotion or even location marked in scenes or groups of scenes. It’s OK if you need to alter your board game as you write. But with a simple sentence or…
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