How to Track a Scene

How to Track a Scene

There’s a lot to keep in mind when writing scenes, and if we’re not careful, we can easily overlook any of the components that make a scene work. When I work with developmental editing clients, one of the things I do is track each and every scene. I enjoy this part of the process because it’s very analytical and straightforward, and it gives a very clear overview, a bird’s eye view, of the entire story.

Keep the Momentum Going with the Good, Better, Best Method

Keep the Momentum Going with the Good, Better, Best Method

What I’ve learned is that if I schedule time into my day, I can push through the procrastination, take the first step, and next thing I know I have forward motion. That motion then motivates me to want to do more. Now I have momentum. 

You Can Finish Your First Draft! 4 Ways to Find Time to Write When it Seems There Aren’t Enough Hours in the Day

You Can Finish Your First Draft! 4 Ways to Find Time to Write When it Seems There Aren’t Enough Hours in the Day

Finding time to write can be challenging. If writing isn’t your full-time gig, then you probably find yourself struggling to get words on the paper some days. I know I do! In fact, when I enter my busy season, my fiction writing is the first thing to take a back seat.