For those of you who follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I’m editing again. This time around I’ve been using the Elements of a Scene Worksheet by Jami Gold and freaking hell has it made a difference. Here’s why.
Firstly, it’s giving me direction. The sheet is making me go through my story scene by scene, checking that each one has essential elements, important elements and bonus ones. Any that are missing I make a note of so I can go back later and fix it.
Secondly it’s making me look at the story with fresh eyes. I’m finding that I can see where there is too much backstory, where entire scenes are not needed (although it’s important to note that I needed to write them so I knew the story) and where I need to expand things.
I wish I had found this sheet earlier. It is…
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