A few weeks back, I shared some posts on how writers can layer subplot scenes over the ten foundational novel scenes.
Subplots are terrific if done well, so if you’re writing a novel and you don’t have a subplot, think about adding one. If you missed these posts, go back and check them out.
We’re spending some months exploring my 10-20-30 Scene Builder Concept. Since novel writing is a dog of a task, and it’s daunting to figure out how to transfer all those great scene ideas into a solid story, using a system that helps you build wisely is the key.
While it’s fine to just lay out all your scenes in advance in some sort of intuitively logical order, that often proves disastrous. If a writer doesn’t have a seriously strong grasp of novel structure, it’s not going to be easy to wing it when it comes to organizing scenes. Continue Reading…