Each new scene has a responsibility to the idea or plot started with, and that is to communicate your idea in a way that is vivifying for the reader and that provides an experience, not a lecture.
Scene launches, therefore, pave the way for all the robust consequences of the idea or plot to unfurl. Each scene launch is a reintroduction, capturing your readers attention all over again.
I start each scene by asking these four questions.
1…Where are my characters in the plot?
2…Where did I leave my main characters?
3… What are the main characters doing now?
4…What is the most important piece of information that needs to be revealed in this
The following is a sample from La La Land Scene heading :
Audition Room: Where
Day: eg not morning or evening
INT. AUDITION ROOM – DAY
Mia’s in that coat, zipped up, looking odd indoors.
All this sounds very simple but it’s a language in it’s own right and if you’ve ever tried learning a language you will know, simple is a word you would never use.
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