Fiction Writing Made Easy

Don't Start a Scene Without These 3 Things

August 23, 2022 Savannah Gilbo Episode 63
Fiction Writing Made Easy
Don't Start a Scene Without These 3 Things
Show Notes

In this episode, I'm sharing the three contextual elements you'll want to include at the beginning of each one of your scenes. We'll also look at how these three elements show up in the opening of a scene from the novel An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Here's a preview of the key points:

[03:10] Key element #1: Where and when is this scene taking place?
[04:35] Key element #2: What is your POV character's mental and emotional state?
[08:55] Key element #3: What is your POV character's goal and motivation?
[17:35] Final thoughts and episode recap

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