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I found an oldie but goodie in Writer's Digest. The Purpose of Scenes.

 

The tidbit I need to remember more often:

 

Scenes are never there just for “color”; they have several very important jobs to do. Most scenes don’t meet all of the criteria listed below but they should meet at least a few. Scenes are used to:

 

  • create an emotional connection between character/s and reader
  • dramatize events
  • move action/plot forward
  • introduce or intensify conflict
  • build suspense
  • create change over time
  • introduce or reveal character
  • introduce themes
  • establish mood
  • provide resolution
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Yeap. I would agree with all that. One thing I think the lis lacks is:

 

1. Working hard to do multiple things in one go

 

By that I mean there is alway a plot Point you want the scene to get over to the read in order to move on but as well as doing that your scene could also develop a relationship, reveal something that is important later, create the world.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Shamrock said:

Yeap. I would agree with all that. One thing I think the lis lacks is:

 

1. Working hard to do multiple things in one go

 

By that I mean there is alway a plot Point you want the scene to get over to the read in order to move on but as well as doing that your scene could also develop a relationship, reveal something that is important later, create the world.

 

 

Right. I think the most intense scenes are the ones that have the most purposes shoved into it.

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