Do you want to write that first draft faster?
I developed 5 steps that can get you from idea to publishing in the nick of time.
Here’s what I do:
1 – STEP SHEET
I discovered the step sheet concept from James N Frey’s How to Write a Damn Good Mystery (recommend reading). A step sheet is a document that identifies all the scenes in your story. It’s not the same as a beat sheet (see my post on beat sheets here), but you can use a beat sheet to create your step sheet.
Here is an example of the step sheet from Twinkle Little Star.
I use Scrivener to plan and plot each of these steps. (Love Scrivener! See my post on this most helpful author tool here.)
I save this as TLS – blocking to begin the next step.