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May 20, 2022

#Non-fiction Writing Deep Scenes

by N@ncy



  1. What did I learn?
  2. Goals (tangible) –>  provide motivation
  3. Obstacles–> provide tension
  4. Potential for loss –> provides action
  5. Action? forces the main character to change
  6. If I remember just these 4 tips
  7. I should be able to discover the essence of a story
  8. …which will make reviewing the book much easier!



  1. What did I learn?
  2. Concentrate on the ’emotional reactions’
  3. of the main character in the first 25% of the book!
  4. These reactions identify/introduce character to the reader.
  5. Compare these reactions to who the main character
  6. …what he/she becomes at the end of the book.



  1. I did not like this book.
  2. Chapter “The Basics” was good but I found
  3. that the rest of the book was a string of repeated phrases
  4. and simple concepts.
  5. The book was filled extraneous material!
  6. Examples are good, there’s such a thing as excess.
  7. I preferred: Plot and Structure


Plot & Structure Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell by James Scott Bell James Scott Bell

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