A Writing Career: Be Yourself!

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Do you ever sit and plan out your career? Recently on a listserv, authors were talking about careers. Some knew exactly where they wanted to go and were laser focused. Some were looking all around and trying a bit of this and a bit of that. How do you plan a writing career? What are you ...

SCENE 5: Beat Sheets

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Build a Scene List: Then Prune 30 Days to a Stronger Scene Table of Contents By now, you know what a basic scene is and how to plan a scene. Today we'll move past the planning to the writing stage. When you write a scene, it helps to break down the actions and emotions into a beat ...

SCENE 4: Plan a Scene

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Writing Scenes: Planning Featured Today in Fiction Notes Store 30 Days to a Stronger Scene Table of Contents Here's a basic template for planning a scene. Later, when you get ready to write the scene, you might want to list individual actions in what's called a "beat sheet." But when you're just planning scenes, you want these basics. Basics Setting: Where ...