Scene elements: how to set a scene
Here are the five elements of a hot scene.
1. Where and when, time and place: a scene plays out, NOW
Scenes are set somewhere. On a beach. In a warehouse. In a penthouse apartment. On a train… a plane… in a car.
Think of each of your scenes as a scene in a movie. Your point of view (POV) character in your scene is your camera. Orient your readers, so that they know where they are, and with whom they’re there.
Please don’t stop the action to do this. Use sensory elements (see below) to establish your scenes.