Here you go, Will:
You should begin by making detailed plans. Brainsotm a list of possible scenes from your novel. Then do some serious evaluation. Consider if the scene you've chosen is an important one in the novel. Would this scene entice someone to read the novel? Some of the other things to consider:
a. Will it be an indoors or outdoors scene?
b. Do you have, can you purchase, ore are you capable of making miniature people and/or animals? If your answer to each of these is, "No," then where or to whom can you go to solve this problem? Or can you find another way to show a scene without people?