Check out how my sisters write scenes
This week’s question is by Pamela Foster:
Explain your process when you sit down to write a scene. Do you enter into the mind of your character? Picture the setting? Fall into a trance? How do you turn pictures, scenes, in your head into words on paper that call forth images in the mind of your reader?
PAM: I start with a lesson plan. (That teaching credential pays off after all) What do I want to happen in the scene? How am I moving the action forward or developing the character? Then, when I have a general idea of what I want the scene to accomplish, I move on to specifics.
First, I decide on the place the scene will take place. Once I’ve figured that out, I move on to asking what would be the smells in this scene. I’m a great believer in scent as…
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