Just came off set, and sitting down to revise my MS. After watching actors and observing what best “sells” a scene—makes it feel most authentic—I’m applying what I learned to my novel writing.
Use action to drive a scene. Don’t forget to give your characters business (stuff they do with their hands). No one just stands there and talks. Or if they do, it’s very boring for audiences to observe.
A scene should move your characters from one place to another. Movement builds the momentum of the story and reveals your MC’s arc.
Working on Set as First Assistant Director
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