Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Well Constructed Scenes


"A well-constructed scene has a mini-arc of its own: a beginning, rise and climax or reversal at the end" - - Donald Maass (Writing the Breakout Novel, p.174).

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  1. i want each of my scenes to hold up as flash fiction pieces. Doesn't always turn up like that.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  2. This is very true. I hadn't thought about it before, but this makes sense. And if the scene doesn't have these things, then you have to question why it's there! Great thought for the day!

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  3. Must remember this as I plan my novel for NaNoWriMo!

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