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Scene Outline: How to Write Faster by Developing a List of Scenes

Scene Outline: How to Write Faster by Developing a List of Scenes

Are you trying to write faster? Writing a scene outline might be exactly what you need. But what is a scene outline, and how you can create one that help direct your story while giving you creative freedom?

A scene outline can give your story plan focus and prevent burnout or confusion when actually writing your story.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a scene list that gives your big story idea focus, which will help you not only write faster, but give you a higher chance of actually finishing your book—and having fun while you write it!

What Is Plot? The 6 Elements of Plot and How to Use Them

What Is Plot? The 6 Elements of Plot and How to Use Them

Plot has a specific structure. It follows a format that sucks readers in; introduces characters and character development at a pace guaranteed to create fans; and compels readers to keep reading in order to satisfy conflict and answer questions.

Do you want readers to love your story? (Who doesn’t, am I right?) Then you need to understand plot.

First Draft Definition: Key Differences Between First and Second Drafts

First Draft Definition: Key Differences Between First and Second Drafts

Have you ever wondered which draft you are working on? Do you wonder what the difference is between your first draft, your second draft, and editing your book? You can learn the first draft definition and the differences between drafts in this article. 

When writing multiple drafts of a book, you may be halfway through your rough draft and decide to start over. Or you may have written the entire manuscript, but then wish to scrap it and start fresh.

And when considering this, you question: “Am I writing a first draft? Am I editing my novel?”

What does “first draft” mean—or “second draft,” for that matter?

Knowing the differences between first drafts, second drafts, and editing your book will elevate your ability to tackle the writing and editing process. It will help you understand what to focus on when you’re writing—and have fun while you do it! 

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Short stories were once the training grounds for the best writers in the world. Discover how to write a short story, submit it to magazines, and get it published through this free short story tutorial.

Characterization Tutorial

Good characters are why people read stories, so make sure your characters are awesome. Hook your readers and draw them into the story in this free characterization tutorial.

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Good Grammar might seem old fashioned, but editors and publishers still care about grammar. Avoid rejection and make your writing shine through this free grammar tutorial.

 

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Giving a good interview is a skill almost all professional writers need. Add depth, expertise, and precision to your writing through this free interviewing tutorial.

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