By breaking the story into scenes, I want to open every scene and make it a little story, but that isn't what I need to be doing. I need to be selecting detail to be important later, expanding meaningful parts and telescoping other things that need to happen but don't need emphasis.
When I write all in a piece, I do that more-or-less automatically, but concentrating scene by scene breaks that flow.
The correct title for this post: The Trouble With ME! I need to learn how to break my story into scenes and then analyze them, choosing what to put where. Actually, I need to try yWriter5, putting motifs and behaviors and parallels in the Items database. That way, I can more easily track where I place my mirrorings and resonances and echoes.
Now, I need to roll up my sleeves and make some choices and decisions.
Anybody recognize this reference?
"You know what my grandfather says?"That's what I'm saying to myself. So here I go!
"Get back to work!"
Step 1: Write the climactic scene first. I have the outline, so I know which one.
Step 2: Write the mid-point scene.
Step 3: Write the final falling action / wrap-up scene.
Step 4: Make a note of all the bits I want to salt into the story earlier.
Step 5: Salt 'em in.
Step 6: Trim off the excess.
Yeah, that oughtta do 'er!
Marian Allen, Author Lady
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