Scenes are the building blocks of your story. So let’s take a quick look at the definition of a scene.
Jack M. Bickham, in his book Scene & Structure, defines scene this way:
It’s a segment of story action, written moment-by-moment, without summary, presented onstage in the story “now.”
James Scott Bells says in Plot & Structure:
Much of the time a scene takes place in a single location, and almost always is played out in real time.
A scene has a goal, conflict, and a climax in miniature, [Read more…]