Scene & Beat Types 201-02

Beats come in four types: action, reaction, setup, and deepening. A beat can only ever be one type. Most scenes are dominated by 1-2 types of beats, though they can easily include all 4.

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Scene & Summary 201-01

Stories are a combination of scene & summary. Even the shortest story contains at least one scene or summary. A scene is when a small span of time is covered in great detail; a combination of what characters say, the actions they take, and any relevant details. A summary is when a large span of time is covered in only a few words.

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