So here I am again, adding a new column to my spreadsheet. Honestly, I don’t know how anyone can write a novel without an ever-evolving spreadsheet.
I believe variety will help make a novel more interesting to read, so I added a new spreadsheet column called The Ending.
It contains one of four entries
The first draft is written without thinking about this. I want to write what comes naturally, and I want the story to flow.
But once the first draft is complete, it’s time to use various techniques to ensure the novel is as good as possible. This is when I check whether the scenes end in different ways. If all the scenes end with narrative for example, the novel might be tedious to read. This is a less artistic part of the process, but no less important to the end product.
Anyone else have spreadsheet tips they want to share?