Here's what I've learned about building a scene.
Each scene must have
- a goal
Here's an example of an early scene in Princess of Las Pulgas when Carlie has just had a scary encounter. In the following scene, she tries to tell her mom what happened without alarming her more than she usually is about Carlie's safety. In the end I bring the scene back to the even scarier move from her home to Las Pulgas.
WestSide Books, 2009
- a place
- a time frame
- a change (I used the word DISASTER.)
- start the scene as late into it as possible
- brainstorm all the possible ways it could start