Novels are built, not from words, sentences, or paragraphs, but from scenes.
What is a Scene?
- happens in one physical location
- in one time period
- from a single point of view
New location? New scene. Time jump? New scene. Switch from Tom’s perspective at the bottom of the cliff to Alice’s at the top? New scene. (Though if we’re with Tom at the bottom and Alice simply calls out to him or interacts with him, we’re still in Tom’s perspective.)