In the story I recently unearthed once more, the main character is a high school girl and the first part of her story takes place in sort of four rotating settings. Her time spent with the girls she has long considered her best friends, though they have been steadily growing apart, her time with a boy who has befriended her and is quickly becoming her new best friend, the time she spends at home in conflict with her mom and step-dad, and her time with the girl she is falling in love with. Is there a particularly effective way to string together different scenes like this? This is what the majority of that document looks like (these are just the last and first lines of each scene):
“You’re an insane person.”
Liana laughed at the intended insult. “Of course I am, darling, I’m friends with you.”
“And that makes you insane?” Andie raised an eyebrow.
“Certifiably,” Liana confirmed.
* * *
“We should hang out sometime,” Nate suggested.
Andie shot him a look.
“I’m not asking you out—unless you want me to.”
Rolling her eyes, she replied. “No, I don’t. And I’ll think about it.”
So, erm, suggestions? I know for some pieces I just need to include some more descriptions, and fill in some thoughts and reflections of Andie's that will tie some sections together. And I think adding in chapters eventually, as this particular story has none yet, will help take care of some of it, too. I would still love any advice or thoughts any of you might have to offer on the subject!