That moment when you realise you are utterly alone. You reach to hold a hand that isn’t there, and cast about then and see only strangers. WTN #promptoftheday: They were gone. Describe the moment a character realises he or she is lost, then.. https://t.co/wCkOsh7gPl #amwriting — Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 18, 2017 The nice thing […]
These questions are designed to help you define the essence of a scene you are writing or rewriting.
They ask you to consider the function and structure of the scene, the event, the emotional pulse. […]
This exercise is adapted from John Yorke’s excellent book Into the Woods in which he discusses the five act structure and how it can be used manage a story’s tension and the development of its protagonist. It’s a great way of warding off the ‘saggy middle’ to which the more traditional three act structure can be prey. […]