Outlining – Method 3 cont: From Sticky Notes to Proper Scenes

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?

SceneFlowChart

 

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!

Author: Heather Jackson

Heather is a cartoon screenwriter, YA novelist, small town fugitive, and late-blooming gymnast. For more, visit her website at heatherjacksonwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @HeatherJacksonW

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