Creating Scenes Twists
Hello and welcome back. Today I will talk about creating scenes twists.
One way to create a scene is to remember one of Kurt Vonnegut’s rules, “Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.”
However I think it might be best to come up with something other than a glass of water. It might be a boring scene if that’s all the character wants. Of course you could start the scene with the character wanting the glass of water and then the fire alarm goes off and they see the hallway outside their apartment is filled with smoke and flames.
Show that two characters have a history. And I do mean show not tell. As in don’t write Marci remembered the time when Sarah had pushed her off the balcony, Sarah had said it was an accident, but Marci never believed her.
Instead do something like this:
Marci scanned over her appointment book and her eyes froze on the next appointment, Sarah Robbins. Marci pressed her hand against the window, the glass seemed solid enough. The phone rang and her assistant told her that Sarah was here to see her. “Send her in,” Marci said as she took her pistol out of her drawer and held it under the desk.
Those are two ways to come up with scenes.Hope this helps.
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