FICTION CAMP: Make a Scene
What does a toddler do when he wants attention? Makes a scene. What does a writer do? Makes a scene! Scenes are the building blocks of stories, novels, and memoirs, but how do we get them to grab and keep a reader’s attention while still building character and advancing plot? In this workshop, we’ll spend each class session focusing on one of the four elements that make up a scene: action, dialogue, description, and interiority. We’ll look at stories by expert scene builders, discuss the nuts and bolts of these four methods, then work on crafting our own. Come to class with a work in process or spend the week writing your next page turner.