She used the word cool a lot in her interview.
I went to her blog and found these 7 general suggestions on things you can ask yourself when writing a scene.
- What needs to happen?
- Who needs to be there?
- Where could it take place? How make it interesting? What activity could characters be doing? or What is the coolest way this information might be revealed?"
- What’s the most surprising thing that could happen? Brainstorm three different ways it could begin.
- Play it on the movie screen in your head.
- Write a scribble version - five minutes to get the bare minimum down.
- Write the full scene.
How about you? Do you do anything specific when you sit down to write a scene. And what do you do when you're stuck?
Now for a congrats. Chantle Sedgwick, who is a great blogger, just signed a two book deal. So exciting.