There’s a lot to keep in mind when writing scenes, and if we’re not careful, we can easily overlook any of the components that make a scene work. In this article, I will teach you the process I use when working with writers to ensure they write a scene that works every single time.
There’s a lot to keep in mind when writing scenes, and if we’re not careful, we can easily overlook any of the components that make a scene work. When I work with developmental editing clients, one of the things I do is track each and every scene. I enjoy this part of the process because it’s very analytical and straightforward, and it gives a very clear overview, a bird’s eye view, of the entire story.
How can we write scenes that keep the pages turning? By creating the conditions that will enable readers to relate with our characters. Our brains are wired to react to stories. Think about it: have you ever been so engrossed in a book or even a movie and forgotten where you were? Have you ever been so absorbed in a novel you lost all track of time?