All books are made up of scenes. Some are short and some are long. Just what it a scene?
According to Webster, a scene is a dramatic presentation. Each scene works to build a picture of the world the writer is creating and the characters who populate this world. The scenes show the characters in action against the background and each other.
Every scene has a beginning, a middle and an ending. The scene shows a character in action. They may be alone, they may be with other characters, they could be acting against or with the environment. The action isn't necessarily the heart-stopping flow of a car chase or a sword fight. The action shows a character or character doing something.
Just what does a scene do? There are three ways a scene works. We'll look at them next time and we'll also explore why a scene doesn't work or if this particular one is really necessary.