Inserting a scene
- Pick a character already introduced in the work. Imagine them overlooking the action or responding to a scene which they are not privy to. How would they react?
- Add a ‘behind the scenes’ piece which shows motives for later actions.
- Add a background piece that has been left out – dialogue between two or more characters, a clandestine meeting between two characters or a scene which shows one of them off in a different light.
- Compose a prequel – a scene which takes place before the action begins.
- Finish a chapter, or the novel or play with an alternative (or additional) ending.
Here’s a blog post by screenwriter John August on ‘How to write a scene’.
This additional site may also help: ‘What is a scene?’