Structuring a scene

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If you're a new writer, structuring a scene can be daunting. In a fit of enthusiasm (or confusion, if you haven't planned properly), scenes can run away from you, becoming scrappy and directionless.

It's a wonderful feeling when the work is going well, the dialogue is funny, and the material is flowing naturally. But it's still important that your scene stays on track, slotting neatly into the rest of your script. This is particularly crucial if you are writing with a partner and have divided the scenes up; if either one of you gets carried away, or goes off piste,...

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Published: Monday 28th March 2022

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