on Fiction University:
A weak scene doesn’t mean the end of your novel.
It’s a lot easier to spot a weak scene than a boring one.
Weak scenes have problems that usually stand out, either to us, or to our critiquers or beta readers.
But boring scenes?
They like to hunker down and stay just enough under the radar to avoid revision, because they seem like a perfectly good scene.
They work, but just not as well as they should.