Scene outline

Each scene in your novel should progress the story. Think of each scene as a mini-story with a main character, a problem or challenge, and a beginning, middle, and end. Every scene needs conflict or tension, and at the end of each scene, a character or characters must have gone through some kind of change. Otherwise, the scene isn’t pulling its weight and needs to be revised or cut.

Try this plan to outline your scenes.

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Often a new problem or setback.