The second annual September Scene Writing Month is on our doorstep.
Every day of the month of September, write a scene, long or short, consistent with your WIPs or not, of any combination of:
Publish them or not, share them or not, nobody cares. But here’s your opportunity to focus on specific facets of your writing. Maybe you want to nail simile and metaphor. Or perfect character motion as dialog tags. Or the Threes of setting description.
Make them however long you want, but for this exercise, I’ll be working on scenes less than 500 words.
NaNoWriMo is a crock. Who has time to write 1500+ words every day, consistent on a singular plot, for thirty straight days—if you’re holding down a day job? I sure as hell don’t. But I can write a couple hundred, targeted words dedicated to singular refinement of my writing.
SepSceneWriMo, I think I can manage that. You?
(Don’t forget to tag your offerings with #sepscenewrimo so that we can find them.)
POV: Point of View
TENSE: Past & present
DIALOG: People act while speaking
ACTIVE vs PASSIVE: Was & were
CONFLICT: Bad things happening to good people
TIME: Sequential, episodic, flashbacks
TOPICS: Genre, Theme, Story, Plot, Characters, Setting, POV, Tense, Dialogue, Scenes, Conflict, Pace, Active vs Passive, Narration, Description, Show vs tell, Protagonist, Antagonist, Tone, Mood, Style, Voice, Diction, Device, Allusions, Red Herrings, MacGuffins, Hooks, Climax, Conclusion, Denouement.