“Writing Vivid Scenes” ONLINE with Jessica Wilbanks
April 1, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT$49
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$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members
All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.
Want your readers to lose themselves in your writing?
When it comes to engaging a reader, vivid scenes are a writer’s secret weapon. Powerful scenes allow a reader to fully enter into the narrative, rather than just receive information secondhand. In this interactive workshop, we’ll complete generative exercises designed to identify and capture scenes that have the potential to surprise your reader and convey the essence of your story. During the class, you’ll learn how to write vivid scenes that are firmly grounded in the sensory world and integrally connected to the larger themes of your story. You’ll also have a chance to revise a scene from your own work-in-progress.
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You often default to “telling”–that is, writing in summary as opposed to scene.
- You struggle to come up with the scenes that will help you tell your story.
- You’d like to make your scenes more powerful, dynamic, and surprising.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS INSTRUCTOR
- “The well-organized slides led me to a much better understanding of both the intent and process of memoir.”
- “The ideas of inner story and outer story and scene, summary, reflection, and dialogue were super helpful to me.”
- “The writing prompts were probably my favorite. It reminded me that I should use them more in my writing.”
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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.
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HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:
Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.
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This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.