Clarify the Scenes

Photo: Harry's Vanishing Teacup by Jan Bill A stimulating plot consists of twists and turns, ups and downs, highs and lows – all accomplished by variety in the types of scenes.  Intentionally distinguish the purpose of each scene to avoid repetition in the pacing of your storyline.  The following are a selection of scenes you … Continue reading Clarify the Scenes

A Humdinger Ending

Photo: Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans by Jan Bill Endings can make or break an entire story. We’ve all heard about the protagonist’s motivation dictating his actions. His motivation shapes the plot and determines the big finale of the story. Whether you’re a plotter with an outline, or a panster with a completed first draft, once you’ve … Continue reading A Humdinger Ending