4 Hacks to Fix Boring Scenes

4 Hacks to Fix Boring Scenes

"Boring" is subjective, of course, but if you feel like your scene needs a boost, there are a few tricks you can try out. This guide shows you 4 quick switches you can make to add a lot more life to your scene.

 

1. Add Time Pressure

For example, perhaps the characters need to steal an item from a house, but they see the owner's car turning into the driveway. This means they need to get the job done before the owner parks their car and enters the house.

 

 

2. Change the PoV

Why are we telling the scene from this specific character’s point of view? What new perspective / information could we gain from telling the scene from someone else's PoV?

 

3. Change the Weather

A weird little hack I’ve seen floating around the internet, but it works! Sometimes changing the weather in a scene can completely transform the way you write it. You can either choose to mirror the characters' emotions or you can create a sense of unease by contrasting the weather with what's happening.

 

 

4. Make Characters Multitask

Sometimes a scene feels boring because it’s just people talking in a room. If you feel like your scene could be more dynamic, give your characters something to do. Maybe they can talk while training for combat, cooking, packing, getting ready, playing chess — the options are endless! ⁺₊✧

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