When writing your novel, it’s important that each scene carries its weight. How about using a checklist? Each time I look at a scene, I ask myself:
- How has this developed the storyline?
- What have I learned about the characters?
- What have I learned about the setting?
- How have I developed the theme of my novel?
- Is the right person telling the story here?
Do you have any other suggestions for ensuring a scene is strong?