Essential Elements of a Scene

Posted On Nov 4 2013 by

If you’ve been following along with my NaNoPlotMo method of plotting, or even if you haven’t, eventually you have to write the scenes. Be excited! This is the fruition of your labor. Now you’re free to create without fear of missing some key story element. If you have generated story beats from each character’s goals, your next move is combine those beats into scene. One or two beats for each scene is optimal. More may get confusing. Let’s go right to an example for this one: Your character Bob has a goal of asking Carol on a date. Your beat …