Thursday, August 1, 2013

Have You Scene It? Workshop 5

Hey you beautiful guys and dolls! This week has gone by so incredibly fast! I can't believe it's Thursday already!!

So how you coming on your scenes? You got your setting and goal established? How about the motivation behind the goal? Put in some conflict and tension to hamper that goal?

Today, we're talking EMOTION. Now this is not the drama kind of emotion. It doesn't have to be tears, screams, tantrums, or any such dramatic reaction. But it does need to be a reaction.

Every scene needs to be completed with a response. Some type of response, whether good or bad. But the reader will feel cheated if there isn't a an emotional response from the MC. It's like when you're watching a movie and the MC is faced with something appalling, scary, funny, or any type of action. The character stands, emotionaless, no reaction whatsoever. And then, the credits roll across the screen. There was no reaction, no resolution, and the viewer is like, "What????"

Think of that as you wrap up your scene. Don't forget the emotion!!

Are you missing it?


  1. Quite an interesting series of posts, covering some key writing essentials the last few days. My scenes will shine as a result. Am learning a lot, so decided to post a Thank You in appreciation.

    1. That's very kind and thoughtful of you! Thanks so much for your support and I wish you great success as polish those scenes:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I'm learning so much! Emotion and reaction are two things I don't think I was missing.... I think.... I can't wait to show a completed scene.


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