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How to Write a Scene

Scenes are building blocks of any story, novella, or a novel. Well-written scenes move a story forward, develop characters, and create realistic settings. Resources on this page will help you develop exciting scenes and engaging stories.

I’m always finding new great resources and adding them, so this page will grow. Come back often to see what’s new!

What is a Scene?

Writing the Perfect Scene by Randy Ingermanson

Scene-Creation Workshop — Writing Scenes that Move Your Story Forward

Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers: Setting the Scene with Weather by Larissa I. Ione

How to write a scene: Purpose and structure

TED talk: Five Ways to Listen Better by Julian Treasure