Flip back through what you have so far and pick 3 events / scenes.
Grab those old magazines or newspaper supplements again, and choose a great location for each scene. Look for resonance, contrast, and drama, not just beauty – something unusual, but not ridiculous. Also think about the potential for action: can the characters do more than sit / stand / sip? (Pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, and living rooms are all pretty limited for action!) Tear them out and glue each one onto one side of a double-spread in your notebook.
On the page opposite the picture, write what happens in each location. Jot down events or write it as a scene, however you prefer. Give yourself about 5 mins for each location.
Tomorrow we'll play with Time. If you want to share what you invent, tweet me @WritersGreenHse. I'd love to hear.
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