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Learn how to write scenes with structure and purpose

What 4 features do the most compelling, readable scenes in fiction have in common?

How do you structure a scene so that it is a satisfying, intriguing story unit that is rewarding to read by itself, but also clearly relates to wider plot and character arcs?

Get the answers in our brief, detailed e-book guide to structuring scenes.

What you get:

  • A 12-page guide to scene structure featuring examples from Pulitzer-winning fiction, covering:
    How to begin a scene and hook readers' attention from the start,
    Develop your scenes and raise tension so readers get invested in each scene's outcome, and
    How to structure scene endings to foreshadow future plot events and keep readers eager to find out what happens next.
  • Motivating and insightful quotes on scene-writing by accomplished authors throughout the guide.
  • Checklists at the end of each section to help you apply this guide's insights to your own storytelling.
‘The sooner you start the action in a scene, the more momentum it has to carry the reader forward. If you find yourself explaining an action, then you're not demonstrating the action any longer.’ — Jordan E. Rosenfeld