Published on April 17th, 2002 12:39 PM
The five things that creates a good scene
Making sure it’s necessary
Description of events and surroundings
An outcome that empowers and moves the story
The scene is the most vital part of a story. It is the vein in which the life of the story flows. If one scene is cut, or disrupted in a way that dulls the reader, then all life is drained away. There is no imagination. This article of Lucid Writing Advice should at least give you a hint to creating a good scene.
If the scene is the vein, then the narrative is the blood of the manuscript. The creation of good narrative will make any story a good read. Fantasy writers fall into a common trap by given pages upon pages of inactive narrative as the opener of their manuscript,