Some of your scenes are inherently exciting. And some of them . . . aren’t. Here’s how to make sure even the slowest scenes keep your readers turning pages.
Great scenes propel the story forward with solid story structure. See that structure in action in the opening scene of How to Train Your Dragon.
If your characters don’t do something in every scene, you’ll bore your readers. Here’s how to make sure your characters don’t just think, but take action in every scene.
Your scene list can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. Here are three ways to create a scene list for your novel, plus how and why to use each one.
Your first choice when you create your scene list is the format you’ll use. Document or spreadsheet? Learn the pros and cons of both, plus download free scene list templates to get you started.
Your scene list is one of the most important tools you’ll use in the developmental editing process. Here are four reasons to create one.
Scenes are the building blocks of story. Here’s what every scene must include, plus how to edit your scenes to perfection.