How to Write Strong Scenes: 4 Key Questions to Evaluate Your Scene

The following article was written by the editors of Writer’s Digest last year. Yes, I find a lot of information on the website. They have such great posts. Subscibe to their newsletter when you visit.

The follow article is excerpted from the online course The Art of Storytelling 101: Story Mapping and Pacing by Terri Valentine, which explores style, concepts, characters, and how to write strong scenes. Learn more about the course and register at Writer’s Digest University.

“Practically speaking, scenes are the irreducible matter of novels. The success or failure of a novel often depends on each scene doing its share of the heavy lifting. Scenes are not the same as chapters: A chapter may contain one or many scenes.” … To find out more, keep reading.


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