In this throwback post from last year’s NaNoWriMo, you’ll learn how to write scenes that make your reader crave more—and will get you excited about writing more!
Last week I shared my tips for Speed-Writing Your First Draft. Yesterday I talked about the five building blocks of a story. Today I’m giving you three elements of scene. In the weeks to follow, I’ll give you some benchmarks and plot ideas to keep you from getting stuck.
Every scene needs a goal (the beginning), conflict (the middle), and sequel (the end).
But each scene needs to have a minor goal, a step-stone goal.
These goals need to be external and active to drive the story forward and keep the reader reading.
Introspection is neither external nor active; it’s internal and passive. It belongs at the end of each scene.
Running away from something requires movement and…
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