Posted on March 7, 2022 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter what genre you write, the method for propelling the plot forward is the same.

And that method is fairly straightforward: make sure each scene has a purpose.

C.S. Lakin has evaluated many manuscripts that didn't follow this rule, and the result is a frustrating or boring experience for the reader.

Lakin provides a case study of how one novel failed to give each scene a purpose — and rewrites the chronology to show the difference — at her Live Write Thrive blog.

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