Setting the Scene
Characters and plot are equally important to creating a world for our readers to escape into. Breaking down the plot, we realize it consists of many scenes that make up the collective as a whole. How can we effectively establish solid scenes? There are a few ways and I’ll be discussing them on this blog over the next few weeks. I’m not claiming that this list is complete, but it will provide a good point of reference.
Here are the topics I’ll cover:
- POV Character. Make sure the reader knows whose point of view they are in immediately and stick with them.
- Location. What are your characters doing in the scene? Set this up early on.
- Purpose. Ensure that every scene is intrinsic to making a difference to the character or outworking of the plot