On the Story Grid Writer’s Room this season, we’ve studied scenes because scenes are the basic building blocks of story. To be able to write a story that works, you must be able to write a scene that works.
We’ve looked at novels, short stories and one film, from ten different genres. So, this week, to cap off the season, we thought it would be a good idea to summarize the key takeaways and lessons we’ve learned from our deep dive into scenes.
When we analyze a scene we need to answer four story event questions, and identify the five commandments of storytelling. These are covered in detail in Story Grid 101 which is available as a free download from the Story Grid website.
Next week, hear what’s happening on the Story Grid Writer’s Room in season two!