“Crafting a Vivid Scene from Beginning to End” with Chaitali Sen
February 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST$49.00 – $109.00
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members
All registrants will have access to the class recording for one month.
This class is a part of the “Novel Essentials” Class Package.
A scene can be simply defined as characters doing something in a particular place at a particular time. Vivid scenes allow the reader to live in the world of your story, forge a deep connection with your characters, and become so enthralled with the action they can’t wait to turn the page. In short, well-crafted scenes make your work memorable.
In this class for writers of fiction, we will analyze a few complete scenes from literature and use the same elements to craft our own scenes from beginning to end. We’ll discuss how to enter and stage a scene, how to introduce conflict and create tension, how to lengthen a scene so that we can do more with less, how to make the scene come alive on the page, and how to exit a scene on the right note. We will also have a chance to discuss our struggles with writing good scenes and brainstorm ideas to get past our blocks. The goal is to go home with a draft of a scene that can become an anchor for crafting more scenes.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re writing a novel or short stories.
- You want to learn what it takes to craft a vivid scene.
- You want to understand what makes a scene memorable.
The deadline to register for this class is Friday, February 4 at 5:00 PM CST.
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