Scene Plotting: Part 2
Plotting: Each Scene As If It’s The First Scene
This is part two of Scene Plotting. Please check out Scene Plotting Part 1
Interesting fact to me, after posting this I discovered in my newest WIP to be released December 1st, I didn’t begin and end every scene with impact. I’m definitely going over my project to make sure I’ve followed my guidelines.
(start each scene with dialogue and impact!) Know the end of your scene:
Plotting to a Twist:
We like to think the twist always comes at the end of the manuscript. Make your readers happy by putting a twist in every scene. The twist doesn’t have to have the impact of the dark moment, but surprises always keep the reader turning pages.
Plot To a Twist___________________________________________________________
Many times we think the characters have one conflict. The author should always consider both internal and external conflicts. As the manuscript progresses these conflicts will change. I’ve included the romantic conflict because I’m a romance writer.
First And Last Sentences:
We all recognize that books should have a first sentence hook, but a hook at the beginning of each scene is also important. Don’t forget to end the scene with a cliffhanger. The reader shouldn’t be given permission to put down the book. Keeping the reader turning pages is one of the most important aspects of writing. You might not know the ending sentence when you begin the scene but put something down. You can always change it later.
Remember, you can change any of these elements as you write the scene. Sometimes characters take over the scene and write their lines for you. In these cases be sure everything makes sense and is coherent.
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BLURB: Door to Heaven
Jessica Lawrence is the stepdaughter of a woman born in the twentieth century transported back in time to the year 1868. An acclaimed suffragette, she raises Jessica to believe in the equality of women. Jess Law believes everything she was taught, and when the time is right she becomes a private investigator. Courageous and impetuous, Jess finds danger in her quest to save all women from white slavery. Her passionate mission results in a wedding to Roc Newman, a man she knows can steal her heart…
Roc can’t trust the sapphire-eyed spitfire who invades his home in search of secret papers and knocks him flat with her karate moves. Jessica’s refusal to obey his wishes serves to inflame the war between them. Still, he cannot control the intense desire his reluctant bride inspires, or make her surrender her independence, until he has conquered the headstrong beauty on the battlefield of love…