Are you:

  • Thinking about writing a novel? 

  • Writing a novel?

  • Trying to improve a manuscript? 

Then you need to know how to write scenes and sequels in fiction.

SCENE AND SEQUEL

How to Write Scenes and Sequels in Fiction

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Mike Klaassen

Author of Scenes and Sequels: How to Write Page-Turning Fiction and Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life

A scene is a passage of writing in which a character attempts to achieve a goal. A sequel is a passage of writing in which a character reflects on the outcome of a scene. Scenes propel a story forward, while sequels provide a breather, allowing the character to assess his or her situation and plan the next move. Skillful use of scenes and sequels allows the author to control rhythm and pace to create page-turning fiction.


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