Friday, May 14, 2010

Reasons a Scene May Not Work

Scenes exist for a lot of different reasons. Backstory. World building. Character building. They don't always have to contribute to the overall plot. But most should. When you edit, here are a few reasons why the scene (as written) doesn't fit in your piece.

1. The POV is muddled
2. Goal is weak
3. Goal is long-term – lacks urgency
4. Not enough at stake
5. Opposition unclear or too weak
6. Spinning wheels – nothing really happening
7. Where's the disaster?

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Regards,
Mac
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