Well, it’s Monday, which in my world means Day Three of Nanowrimo and in blogging world means no time for setting you up with awesome links. I’m imagining this will be the way of it for the next 28 days.
Nano has been going well. I have an aggressive daily word count to prepare for two days of non-nanoing. Tuesdays and Wednesdays simply don’t support free writing. It’s a sad fact of nature that I can’t push myself to sit in front of a computer to write when I’ve already been sitting in front of a computer for seven hours working.
Ah well, it’s all good.
I thought I’d share another step of the the Snowflake Method that’s coming in handy for Nano.
Step 9 – write a plan for each scene. Good old Randy says there are two basic scenes: a proactive scene where the character has 1) a goal 2) a conflict 3) and suffers a setback. A Reactive scene, the character has 1) a reaction 2) faces a dilemma and 4) reaches a decision. I’ve found this helpful when staring at a blank page trying to figure out what comes next. Once I have an idea, I plug it into one of these two scene types and voila! I have a direction.
Hope this tip helps. If not, try chocolate.
that always works for me.