Joe Bunting is a WSJ Bestselling writer, dad, founder of The Write Practice, and author of Crowdsourcing Paris. He cries in every movie.

Scenes are the basic building blocks of all stories. If you want to write a great book, start by writing great scenes!

But how do you actually write great scenes, the kind that grabs readers’ attention, draws them into your characters’ lives and the world you’ve created, and builds up to the big moments you’re working toward later on in the story?

That’s a good question! And it’s why I asked Joe Bunting of The Write Practice, to be a part of the upcoming book for writers, Launch Pad: The Countdown To Writing Your Book, and write a chapter on how to structure a successful scene.

To start your learning, Joe has condensed his top ten tips for scene writing into a handy, free, pdf download you can access here: