Raising the Stakes: How to Lay Down a Scene

Sometimes what makes a scene memorable is not what first comes to mind — it can even elude the readers. Laying out the details can be the most difficult but the most crucial part of the job.

Some people still believe that all you have to do to write proper fiction is to sit in front of your computer and start typing. You know that old Hemingway quote: ‘All you have to do is sit in front…