How to Write an interesting BookWriting an interesting book
As I write: Build interesting scenes
However, to write useful sequences was a completely different thing. Sometimes moments came to live and something happened. Scenario one, my superheroine might have some breast. Scenario two, she'd take the coach to camp. Scenery three - you get the brainchild. Sometimes moments came to live and something happened.
One thing every sequence needed - and what was missing in my dull moments - was to show what the angle of vision wanted, and who or what was trying to stop them from getting it. When these two enemy powers clash, this could result in a point of alteration (e.g. a female heroess wrests invaluable metal from a villain's hand, and the villian drops into a volcano), and when the alteration happened, this was over and you were on the next one.
That'?s the essence of your scenes. You have to want/need something, although it doesn't have to be big. This is the figure (or situational or natural force) that is in the way of the main characters. Antagonists who are characters must have their own needs. Antagonists do not have to be characters: A broken bridging can act as an opponent of a sequence if it prevents your POV personality from fulfilling your need to get home.
Antagonists of a sequence do not have to be enemies either. Maybe your POV personality wants to join the chorus after class, but her apologist mom needs her to be at home and take care of her little sisters. Wherever your sequence takes place. With the example of the extracurricular chorus, we may hope that the POV figure will follow her mom and remain at home.
What if instead she smuggles her little sis into the classroom and she is sitting in an empty musical rehearsal room while she goes to the chorus? What if our POV figure goes back to the rehearsal room and her little sis is nowhere to be seen? What could a sample scene'sentence' look like?
There are two from our extracurricular choral history. The forethought of these five items keeps my sequences less directionless.