Writing Compelling Scenes

Presenter: Barbara Ashford
Sunday 11 December, time TBA

This workshop will explore ways to help participants add tension, drama, and power to their scenes by:

  • reviewing the fundamentals of scene design–from overall shape to individual beats;
  • exploring the characteristics of effective scenes and the common pitfalls that can undermine their impact;
  • using changes in polarity and the answer to scene questions to analyze scene effectiveness;
  • identifying inner and outer turning points in a scene and using beats to deepen characterization, conflict, and emotional turning points;
  • discussing ways to hook readers and prompt them to turn the page.

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