Right now I’m in the middle of trying to re-vision the plot of my 3rd novel, I Feel For You
(IFFY). I’m using Scrivener – and really loving the corkboard part of it for visualizing. One thing I’ve been working on is adding information based on the book The Writer’s Little Helper (by James V. Smith) to the summary (what shows up on the corkboard).
I’m adding all the information on “The Scene Card” (page 114 of the 2006 ed.) So each summary tells:
- who is in the scene,
- what happens,
- where and when it takes place
- whether it is a master, major, or minor scene (as described in The Writer’s Little Helper, 42-43),
- what the purpose of the scene is,
- and finally the ratings on the ACIIDS intensity scale (pg.
This is what it looks like: