Women's Fiction Is A Genre That Embraces Women's Lives, Their Journeys, And Emotions. Women's Fiction is marketed to female readers and is often seen as mainstream novels. Remember, the woman does not need to be the only main character, and the scene can be set in any time period and can cross genres!
The Goal Of This Exercise: In the next one to two weeks, set aside enough time to write a single scene. Explore the picture prompts listed at the bottom of the page and use my technique of The Five Ingredients of The Scene to guide your writing.
How Many Pages Should This Scene Be? You should write at least four double-spaced pages, and up to twenty. This will give me enough to get a sense of your writing and see where your strengths and weaknesses are. I love to work with first draft material, so don't worry about making your scene "perfect".
Remember, your scene does not need to be an entire story.
For your scene, start with Point of View and Dramatic Tension. Once you have a basic sense of your scene based on these two ingredients, you can then bring in any of the other Ingredients that best suit your scene.
If you're new to writing, set a timer for ten to fifteen minutes. If your writing takes off, keep going! If you're already used to writing for longer periods of time, you'll know how long you can happily write.
Spend no more than two weeks writing this scene. Remember, the goal is to create a scene to be used as the jumping point for our two-hour introductory session.