Mentoring Authors One Scene at a Time – Thriller/Military/Non-Fiction/SF/Fantasy
Posted on June 26, 2020 by Randy
I just completed an editing session last weekend with a new client. Her name is Briauna and she started a podcast called Teaching Myself to Write Novels. She decided to put some of our recorded session on her podcast, so if you are interested to see how I work with authors, here is a recorded live session.
Briauna does about a 5 minute introduction and then the recording of our session starts. We spoke for a little over two hours, but she edited it down to about 30 minutes. We cover the first part of the book pretty thoroughly, but the middle and ending of the book are mostly cut out (probably because she didn’t want to ruin the ending for her potential readers).
Here is the Google Podcast Link:
The purpose of this session was to help iron out the 15 core scenes of her book which is Story Grid lingo are the 5 commandments of the three acts, what we call the spine of the story:
Act 1 – Beginning Hook
Act 2 – Middle Build
Act 3 – Ending Payoff
Let me know if you have any questions about my method!
Category: 5 commandments, 6 core questions, Authors, Blog, Progressive Complication, Screenwriters, Story Grid, WritersTags: 15 core scenes, Briauna Mariah, podcast, spine, Teaching Myself to Write Novels
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