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Practical Prompt 7/20/26: Scene Structure Part 3

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For our June “Learn to Write by Reading” challenge, we invited you to examine books that had well constructed scenes. Now, apply what you learned to your own manuscript.

For the past two weeks, you’ve revised a scene in your manuscript so that your characters face conflict that your readers will find fresh. This week, analyze how your character feels about the outcome. Were there unintended consequences? Let those emotions direct the way the character reacts. Does she regroup and come up with a new plan to reach the same goal? Does he set a new goal altogether? Whatever reaction you choose, use that to guide the goal your character sets in the next scene.