Whilst you, our lovely members are on our official group Summer Break and busy writing away on your current works in progress – here’s a diagram which might just help you on clearly figuring out what bit goes in which scene…


Of which the pinnacle is: what’s changed since the last scene to move your story forwards?  Did your characters find a clue in your murder mystery?  Did they move forward in terms of character development/ relationships? Did they meet up with someone important?  Did they lose/ sacrifice something important?  Did they go against their own values and ethics to gain something they want?  Did they triumph over a plot twist?  If you’re not sure if the scene adds anything – why have that scene in at all? – if you cut it out, does the story still make sense?

Let us know how your own personal mountains are doing!