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Building Scenes Using Action & Reaction

Camp NaNo is kicking my tail this week!  To keep myself motivated, I downloaded yWriter (review post to come) and completely trashed my old outline and started fresh with a new idea.

yWriter has a scene building tool, so I decided to give it a try.

When I built my first scene, I noticed an option that let me pick whether or not my scene was an action or a reaction scene.  Since I had never heard of those, I decided to do a bit of research.

So, I turned to trusty ol’ Google and perused several articles before discovering something amazing: the Action/Reaction method of building scenes.  I know every writer is different and we all have our own ways of making the magic happen, but I felt like I should share, because this method has given me a new perspective on plotting.

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