By: Monica M. Clark
By the end of this post you will have a nagging urge to use an excel spreadsheet.
Don’t make that face—I know you’re a writer and not a data analyst. Or if you are a data analyst—I get that you’re on this blog to get away from your day job.
But guess what? At the suggestion of Randy Ingermason—the creator of the Snowflake Method—I listed all of the scenes in my novel in a nice little Google spreadsheet. It changed my novel-writing life, and doing the same will change yours too.
Scene Lists Help You Plan
I tried to write a novel once before without planning in advance—I failed. So this time around, I committed to having as much of my story organized before writing as possible.
I used the Snowflake Method, which consists of several steps
to designing a novel that we can discuss at a later date.
Today we’re focusing on a particular step: the creation of a scene list.
What is a scene list?
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