So you’ve outlined your novel into a Wall of Sticky Notes or a Corkboard of Cards. Congrats, stuff happens! But stories are not just stuff happening. Stories are a series of scenes. Is each note/card a proper scene? Not sure? Take this test:
Is That A Scene?
Next Up from Heather… Robin pointed out that my Basic Story Beats chart doesn’t explain how the B-Story fits in with the A-Story. So true! And the B-Story is super important. So I’ll get into that next week!