Sunday, June 7, 2009

Exercise #2: Shortcut to a Scene

We are still in Whitcomb's book, and this time I've chosen her "Shortcut to a Scene" exercise described on pps. 101-125. To summarize, it involves three steps that each can be a paragraph (or longer) in length:

1. Write the goal of the scene, the conflict that happens, and what is left unresolved.
2. Write just the dialogue of the scene.
3. Freewrite (Whitcomb calls it "heartstorming') the sense details (touch, taste, smell, hear, see) and feelings of the scene.

Put these side by side after you are finished, and using them as a menu, take a part of each as you write the scene.

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