“Lessons from Screenwriting: Creating Compelling Scenes” with Beverly Chukwu
November 2, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT$59.00 – $119.00
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$119 for Non-Members
All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.
Many writers have been taught that no scene is greater than the sum of its parts. To some extent, this is true. However, one of the key components for creating compelling forward action in your writing is hidden in the scenes themselves.
Each scene in your script, play, story, or novel must have its own momentum, a tiny arc that plays into the larger story arc of your project. In this course, we’ll take a look at the ways scene is capitalized to make the most compelling narrative journeys in screenplays. You’ll not only analyze what makes a great scene, but you’ll also get the chance to make your own short two-scene sequence that will get you to think about the relationship between scene and narrative “flow.”
This is a class for writers of all disciplines. Whether you’re an emerging screenwriter, a short story writer, a novelist, or a playwright, this course will empower you with the tools for elevating your writing. A compelling scene isn’t a story, but a compelling scene has the power to shift momentum and shape your reader’s relationship with your work; scenes keep them excited!
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re writing a novel, short stories, or screenplays.
- You’d like to make your scenes more powerful and dynamic.
- You’re starting a new project.
- You’re an emerging writer, looking to understand the foundation for creating good scenes.
- You’re a writer of any genre who wants to elevate the narrative momentum of your current work-in-progress.
The deadline to register for this class is Tuesday, November 1 at 5:00 PM CST.
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