Should you ever write scenes out of order? Here you are,
ready to start in on a new story, and you have one particular scene just begging to be written. Maybe it’s the scene that inspired the story, or
maybe it’s just as easier scene than the one you’re currently faced with. If
you go ahead and write that scene now, will it harm your overall story? Or, just
maybe, will taking a non-linear storytelling approach offer untold benefits?
|Is a linear storytelling process best for your story? Or would you be better off writing scenes out of order?|
Five Reasons to Write Your Scenes in Order
Three Reasons Not to Write Your Scenes in Order
Tell me your opinion: Do you prefer to write scenes linearly or non-linearly?
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Story by K.M. Weiland