on Live Write Thrive:
Ever read a scene in a novel, get to the end, and scratch your head?
Have you ever asked, “What the heck was the purpose of that scene? Nothing really happened—at least nothing interesting or _____? (important, revealing, tense, or funny … you fill in the blank).
Every scene needs to advance your plot.
What does that mean, though?
I’ll get there in a minute. But, first, let’s consider purpose.