Yes, every story is made up of scenes…
And that’s the progress i have made in my WIP (Work-In-Progress) – i have a scene list.
See this post for details: How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life.
i don’t have it quite the same as what is described there but i have date/time in novel-world, POV (Point-Of-View) and i have a short description of the scene. i must say the process took time but worth it. i now know where the story is going and i have managed to bridge a couple of gaps which were causing me much hair-pulling moments.
BUT… it has also shown up some potential problems, especially with my characters, so i’m now going back to the drawing board with my characters and getting to know them better by doing an interview with them. Something like this here.
By the way, has anyone reading this used the Snowflake method? i read about it in that scene list post but would like to hear personal testimony.
More progress to come this week? i hope so.
5 Replies to “Talking About Scenes…”
Thanks for the pingback! In answer to your question, here is a link on my personal blog about my experience with the Snowflake Method. It worked pretty well for me: http://wp.me/p2qjy2-aK
You are welcomed! Thanks for the feedback about snowflake… i may try it just to test that my story ending can hold it’s own 😉
Nice idea. I might have to try the scene spreadsheet. I have something like that in a Word doc, but it is like 9 pages long. The spreadsheet would help me see it easier I bet.
Glad you can use the idea… i prefer having it hand-written cos writing helps me think through it all but then there is the disadvantage of not being able to move the scenes around – so lots of colourful footnotes is what i do 😉