What is the heart or core of each scene? If you’re strict about your story, each plot event will have a reason. Any plot event that does not serve a function within the entire construct of the narrative may fairly be considered redundant. Since a narrative is built on the principle of cause and effect, it follows that each plot event is the effect of a preceding event, while at the same time being the cause of a succeding event.
Use this PREMIUM function to make a note to yourself or your collaborators, explaining why this scene is absolutely necessary and what essential information and emotion it must convey to the reader or viewer.