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I thought this was a helpful writing tool with great explanations on how and why (with examples) to use a scene list in writing. I hope you find it helpful as well. Cheers, Mindy
A scene in a story or novel has a lot of work to do. If you think of a story as a series of scenes, then it stands to reason that treating your scenes to a thorough tune-up might be the best way to revise a story.
Below is a scene checklist, put together by a writer, Amy Muia, based on our class interactions, with a few modifications. This checklist draws on examples from “The Siege At Whale Cay,” a short story by Megan Mayhew Bergman anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle.
Setup and Background Information
Most scenes are preceded by a paragraph or two of backstory that creates context, followed by a set-up paragraph that establishes the specifics of time and place for the occasion. In our story we learn that we are in the Caribbean, on Femme Beach, part…
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