Go Ahead: Make a Scene
Structure Your Way to a Compelling Scene
Most writers are familiar with the idea of structure when it comes to story beats. But structure can and should also be applied to the scenes that bring those beats to life. We’ll dive into what makes a scene, what a scene needs to accomplish, and the mechanics of applying structure to make that happen. We’ll explore concepts like entering late and leaving early, character agency, scene goals, setbacks, conflict, and more. We’ll look at examples in varied genres of fiction and break them down in class. Students will have the opportunity to have a scene from their work in progress critiqued in class. Students will leave with the tools necessary to revise their existing scenes and write new ones that do the heavy lifting of forwarding plot and character and, most of all, keep readers reading!
Who’s It For?
Writers at all levels who are working on fiction of any genre.
Note: This course will be offered on a rolling basis. To sign up for the next round or to join the wait list for future sessions, contact Lori.
$190 for 3 weeks.
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