Dragging Scenes Around By Their Ears

Hah! I just realized that if I move the kidnap scene five scenes forward, I can create all sorts of interesting chaos, introduce an element of the hero that has been invisible until now, throw him and Aleksa Kralj, my heroine, into awesome conflict with each other as well as the enemies, and create the mystery I’ve been dying to work into the story without forcing anything.

This is where Scrivener earns its money. Moving that scene entailed no more work that going into the index card view, and dragging the scene’s card to the spot where I wanted it.

Wow, am I set to get some cool words today. 😀 I’m so happy.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

3 comments… add one
  • Michelle Jun 4, 2009 @ 14:12

    I just moved a bunch of scenes around yesterday too. I just drag them around in the little sidebar from chapter folder to new chapter folder while I still have my current scene open, so I don’t lose my train of though switching screens. Oh, yes, Scrivener earns it’s price tag (and a ridiculously low one, at that) every single day.

  • Jamie D. Jun 4, 2009 @ 11:04

    Congrats! I just “discovered” writing software this spring (ywriter in my case), and I don’t know how I got along without it. Love dragging/dropping scenes and chapters around…so much easier.

    Happy writing today!

  • Daniel Jun 4, 2009 @ 9:27

    Congrats Holly! This sounds awesome! I wish i was able to get stuff out this easy!

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