Moving along in talking about the beginning steps of writing, I want to take a bit of time to briefly talk about some important elements of writing a story. A more detailed explanation of these has been added to both the Writing Tools on my website and to the list of Writing Tips on this blog.
Scene: One of the building blocks in fiction writing (and script writing), a unit of story action.
Sequel: A story element that follows a scene, a “breather” for the reader after a lot of action, aftermath.
Chapter: A division within the total storyline, which may be only a scene in length or more.
Note: Scenes, sequels, and chapters all must drive the story forward.