Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Scene Sequencing

Hi, All:

I'm blogging on Writer's Rest today about Scene Sequencing. I hope you'll click over to there and share your ideas.

Surrendering to Him,



Jody Hedlund said...

I read your article, Eileen! I didn't know you were a part of Writer's Rest. How did you get linked up? I often see groups of writers who blog together and I always wonder how they got going. I'm using Tiffany Colter as my editor right now for my current WIP.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Hi, Jody: A while back Cathy West asked for contributors on the ACFW on-line loop. I joined in, but haven't done as much I should for that site, I'm sorry to say. I hope to get back on track. If you're interested in joining Writer's Rest as a contributor, I could ask the others. Let me know.

Tiffany started with Writers' Rest at the same time as I did. She's far better at posting than me. A great inspiring lady!!

Jeannie Campbell said...

enjoyed your post!

Terri Tiffany said...

That was an excellent article! Great job! I never know how to explain something I do with writing but you did and so well!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Jeannie & Terri, I'm glad you got something out of it. I know I can use all the help I can get with focussing, especially when I get to the middle of my novels. Things always want to get a little muddy in there. If I keep this structure going, though, it helps!

Cindy said...

I got to read your post and it was very helpful. I've been reading a lot lately about what to put in different scenes and realizing myself how each scene I write needs to be relevant to the book and helpful toward accomplishing the ultimate goal of the book. Thanks for linking us over there!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Hi, Cindy:

From what I understand, every scene should serve a multi-purpose and should advance the plot. If not, we're cheating the reader and the read will start to drag. With conflict in every scene, character is bound to develop, so that's usually the easiest element for me to include in each scene, revealing character, advancing the plot is always a little trickier for me to incorporate, but I don't keep it in if it doesn't.

Glad that post helped!