5 Tips for Writing a Great Scene

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well and finding ways to feel creatively fulfilled. Today I’m talking about scenes. A great scene is the backbone of …

5 Tips for Writing a Great Scene

Setting the scene and being aware of your surroundings is an important aspect of writing. However, it is also possible to mimic the thought processes of a character by not providing that information also. Moments like when your character is walking around with their head in a book or in their phone, can be a time when to avoid describing the scene surrounding the character. Too much time spent in this kind of writing can be counterproductive, so it’s important to remind the character of the situation going on around them, either forcibly through a collision or through another plot mechanism. At a point of collision the scene should be described in detail as the character reassesses what exactly happened in the events leading up to the collision.

Today’s tip is courtesy of George L. Thomas

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