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Making a Scene Bootcamp


Meets: Weekly for four weeks, Tuesdays 6-7:30p
Instructor: Susanna Daniel
Location: West side
Cost: $280
Enrollment: 6 openings

Stories and novels are comprised of scenes, but when does your story require one? What goes into a great scene to make it work alone and as part of a larger story? And how can we make our scenes come alive and move our stories forward? How can we most effectively balance scene and exposition or backstory?

During this 4-week bootcamp, we'll investigate what goes into shaping a vivid, engrossing scene, and what pitfalls to avoid. We'll read published examples and write scenes with a close eye to scene-setting, characterization, dialogue, and blocking.

This workshop is meant for writers of all genres and experience levels. Come ready to read, write, support others and be supported.