In creating meaningful and effective scenes, the most
important questions every writer should ask himself are, What is the focus of this scene? What is its purpose? Let’s a take a look at how to find the best answers to these questions.
|Finding the focus of each scene in your story is as easy as finding purpose, conflict, and context.|
When you’re preparing to write a scene, first establish the purpose, then find the components, the elements contained within the scene.
How to develop conflict around your scene’s purpose
How to strengthen your scene’s purpose with context
Tell me your opinion: Do you ever have difficulty figuring out the purpose of your scenes?
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Story by K.M. Weiland