Writing

How to Write the Perfect Scene: 8 Elements of a Scene

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 30, 2021 • 3 min read

In the world of both screenwriting and prose fiction, scenes play a key role in story structure. The ability to craft great scenes is among the most valuable writing skills you can cultivate, whether you’re involved in novel writing, novella writing, short story writing, or creative nonfiction writing.