A great story premise will not stand without solid scenes to prop it up. Colorful characters can flit across the page, but unless they are engaged in pitched battle, the reader simply won’t care.
Don’t let your scenes fall into cliché or monotony. Always look for ways to freshen them up. Here are five techniques to help you do that.
Try writing a scene in only dialogue. Let it flow. Don’t think much about it. When you’re finished, you can look back and figure out what the scene is really about.
I once wrote a scene between competing lawyers. Part of it went like this:
“You think you can get away with that?”
“Whatever works.” ...