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10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

Have you read a book you feel compelled to carry on reading? You know the kind of book I’m talking about. You read it past your bedtime and during your lunch breaks. You read it because you want to not only know what happens next,…

3 Exercises To Help You Create The Flow From Scene To Sequel

Scenes and sequels are the building blocks of good fiction. These exercises are designed to show the flow between the two, to help you establish a natural rhythm in your plotting. 1. Real Life, Rewritten Did something interesting, exciting or depressing happen to you this…

Writing Sex Scenes – If You’re Brave Enough To Try

A few years ago, I wrote a series on writing sex scenes. I started off explaining why in the first post: 'As writers, we should know more about our characters than we know about ourselves. We should know instinctively how they will react and what…
How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

In a previous post, I discussed scenes in short stories. Scenes have specific structures that help us tell our stories. We discussed action scenes specifically. There is, however, another kind of scene that you can use. We call them sequels or reaction scenes. They follow an…
Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Perfect Scene Templates To Help You Plot Your Book

Over the past four weeks, I have written about mastering scenes and sequels. In today's post, I have included scene templates to help you plot these storytelling units. Previous posts included the basics of scenes and sequels, the anatomy of a scene, and the anatomy of a…
The Anatomy Of A Sequel

The Anatomy Of A Sequel

The Sequel In my first post in this series on writing scenes and sequels, I covered 10 things to remember about these storytelling devices. In the second I covered the anatomy of an action scene. In today's post, I am going to cover the anatomy…
The Anatomy Of A Scene

The Anatomy Of A Scene

The Scene In my first post in this series on writing scenes and sequels, I covered 10 important things to remember about these storytelling devices. In today's post, I am going to cover the anatomy of a scene. “In many cases when a reader puts…
Scenes And Sequels

Everything Writers Need To Know About Scenes And Sequels

How To Master Scenes And Sequels Our lives are made up of scenes and sequels. We live through times of action and periods of reflection. Some periods of our lives seem completely action-packed and others are relatively conflict-free. Novels are also made up of these…
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