“The 5 Elements Of A Good Scene” by Amanda Patterson | 9th October, 2011 | Writers Write.
“What does it take to finish writing a book?
A novel is written by writing one scene after another. You need between 60 and 80 scenes (which consist of 75% ‘action’ scenes and 25% reaction ‘sequels’) in an average book. This depends on the genre and the length of the book.
Once a writer understands this, writing a book becomes easier.
Understanding (Action) Scenes
- A scene always contains conflict.
- Build it using the tools of dialogue and action.
- Scenes exist for a reason.
- Scenes are never superfluous.
- Remember that something happens next.”
The Five Elements of a Good Scene
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