The Scene Book: A Primer For The Fiction Writer

Paperback | March 27, 2007

bySandra Scofield

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A treasure-trove of scene-writing wisdom from award-winning author and teacher Sandra Scofield

To write a good scene, you have to know the following:
• Every scene has an EVENT
• Every scene has a FUNCTION in the narrative
• Every scene has a STRUCTURE: a beginning, middle, and end
• Every scene has a PULSE

The Scene Book is a fundamental guide to crafting more effective scenes in fiction. In clear, simple language, Sandra Scofield shows both the beginner and the seasoned writer how to build better scenes, the underpinning of any good narrative.

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A treasure-trove of scene-writing wisdom from award-winning author and teacher Sandra Scofield To write a good scene, you have to know the following: • Every scene has an EVENT • Every scene has a FUNCTION in the narrative • Every scene has a STRUCTURE: a beginning, middle, and end • Every scene has a PULSE The Scene Book is a fundame...

Sandra Scofield is the award-winning author of seven novels and a memoir, and is a popular workshop instructor for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and other conferences.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.47 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143038265

ISBN - 13:9780143038269

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Resource As a writing resource goes, this book is invaluable. Scofield not only outlines the basics and more advanced aspect of every scene, she also explains how to apply them and why. She uses helpful examples of published work that illuminate each topic so you can actually see the topics in action, provides exercises that can be used with your specific writing project, and supplies a self-evaluation template with an easy to use list - perfect for keeping your scenes on track while writing, and even better as an editing tool. She even provides guidance on trickier topics, like tension and subtext. This book will not hang out with the other Writing Reference books on my book shelf, but beside me on my desk so I can easily access it while I work.
Date published: 2014-05-05