Writing Scenes

Links

http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene/

http://johnaugust.com/2007/write-scene

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/10-ways-to-launch-strong-scenes

Summary

  1. Jump into the action right away. Don’t drag your feet.
  2. Hook readers with large surprises.
  3. Make the action relevant to your character’s personality.
  4. Act first, think later.
  5. Communicate information to the reader before the action.
  6. Reveal a character’s intentions that can’t be shown through action.

Questions

  1. Does the beginning have to include a lot of action, or can it lead to it?
  2. Can action be gradual?
  3. How can you reveal information about the character if the narrator isn’t omniscient?
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One response to “Writing Scenes

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