Opening scene
Posted in Scene Story Structure

The Opening Scene

The opening lets the reader know what’s going on, who is involved, what their relationships are and what the context…

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Scenes are one unit of action, eg a fight. Chapter: a group of various scenes Cut the previous chapter at…

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Scenes are the specific stages by which your main characters motivations are enacted against opposition, internal or external (or both)….

Show don't tell
Posted in Home Prose Story Structure

Show, don’t tell (and pace)

What is Showing Showing allows for immersion of the reader into the fictional dream. Showing is experiences with an illusion…