Allow it – advice to writers
Someone recently asked me if I had any advice. He was a creative writing student at PSU. It caught me off guard and I flubbed, I gave him the standard answer: Write as much as you can. I know this answer is lame, generic, and not really helpful, like telling a poor person to work hard. For my sins I could not stop thinking about it.
A better answer came to me after we parted company. It’s been rattling around in my head for a few days so I’ve decided to get it off my chest.
Advice to writers: learn to write a scene.
That’s it. It’s simplicity should tip you off to it’s importance, it’s difficulty, and it’s worth–allow it. These books will help you understand what it means to write a scene.
There are many other books I could recommend for a variety of topics related to writing, but it’s a slippery slope. Let’s not muddy the waters. Focus on writing a scene, one scene, in scene, one scene at a time.