Quick Steps to Writing a Scene—Plot. Description. Emotion. – by Janice Hardy…

on Fiction University:

Writing in quick steps can help you knock out a scene fast.

I may have wound up an author, but I started out as an artist. I drew (and wrote) since I was a little kid, and later, I went to school for design. Because if this background, I approach writing the same way I approach drawing or designing a layout.

First, I sketch it out.

Then, I fill in the sketch.

Finally, I add the detail and polish.

This simple three-step process has served me well for longer than I’d like to admit in public (grin). I write a minimum of three drafts of every novel—the sketch, the filling it out, and the detail and polish. It’s a layered approach that captures an idea and gets the story down so I know what I have before I really dig into it.

For now, let’s just talk about step one—the sketch.

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