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    sketching out

    OK, in another section of the forum I was mentioning some brainstorming I was doing with my story and someone recommended that I sketch the scene out before proceeding with it. I'm willing to guess that there's no right/wrong method to do it, just whatever is up to the individual. But still, it begs the question in my mind, in the sketching process is there anything you do that helps YOU bring the scene in your head to life on the paper?



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    Everybody's going to have different methods here, but for me every scene must advance the story. Therefore, I know before I begin which story beat I aim to reveal. To keep the reader engaged, a scene sequence must present its own "mini" conflict/resolution that fleshes out a character or motivation, whatever. If there's physical action, I might even draw a pictograph thingy to establish how the characters move about. The thing is, before I begin writing a scene, I want to play in my mind like a movie clip.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks a bunch!

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