Will They or Won’t They? Plotting With Yes or No Questions – By Janice Hardy…

on Fiction University:

A strong scene is really just a series of questions. 
 
Plotting is both easy and hard. It’s easy because it’s has a simple set of rules and a clear structure on how it works. It’s hard because there’s an infinite number of ways you can follow those rules and fill in that structure.

But it all comes down to just answering yes or no.

Basic scene structure says a scene can end in one of four ways:

  • A yes
  • A no
  • A yes but there’s a catch
  • A no and it makes things worse

These questions are designed to move the story forward and advance the plot. Some work better than others, because they leave more room for solutions and options and give the plot a place to go.

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