Writing Memorable Scenes for Fiction and Nonfiction
Improve and elevate your work scene by scene in this intensive workshop focused on writing and rewriting work from novels, short stories, essays, and memoir.
What you can learn.
- Learn the elements of powerful scenes, including conflict, subtext, dialogue, and imagery
- Get feedback on works-in-progress to enhance your writing and develop new drafts
- Make headway on a project that will resonate with readers
- Develop the skills to write unforgettable scenes in a variety of genres
About this course:The writing of powerfully constructed scenes featuring compelling characters is the key to any work of fiction or nonfiction’s success. This intensive workshop gets you writing and rewriting your own scenes and arms you with a specific skill set that enables you to improve and elevate your work. Drawing on great scenes and sequences from memorable novels, short stories, personal essays, and memoirs throughout the course, you learn to identify the essential building blocks for the creation of dynamic scenes; work with conflict, subtext, characterization, dialogue, and imagery; get feedback that will up your game; and make significant headway in creating an eminently marketable project.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.