How to Write A Novel Using the Snowflake Method 10 Step in 10 Days Series | Step Eight
Step 8: Write a List of All Scenes
This may seem like a lot of writing before the writing, and it is. But it’s so worth getting to know how you’re going to navigate from one scene to the next and knowing each of your characters skin deep.
The scenes of your story are the fundamental unit of fiction, and it’s the characters who drives your plot. Each scene must have a conflict, if it doesn’t remove it.
How to do Step 8
I recommend using a spreadsheet to write all your scenes. Each row of the spreadsheet will represent one scene.
For your columns list:
POV of character in scene
summary of scene
time/ day of week/ season of that particular scene
location of scene
and anything else you want to include
Your spreadsheet can be as simple as you want, or as complicated if you prefer. You can also use note cards to list your scenes, and other programs such as Scrivener, which gives you the option to use index cards on a cork board.
Benefit of Step 8
The benefit of Step 8 helps you see the whole story at a glance.
Download to your google drive and make copy Scene Spreadsheet