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Let's Make a Scene--Workshop


We’ve all felt the pulse-pounding drama of a good story—something so vivid that it feels like it is happening to us. This workshop shows how to create scenes that will pull readers into a fictional world. Topics include: using dialogue to reveal character and plot, building dramatic tension, conveying the atmosphere in vivid detail, and tapping all five senses for a multi-dimensional experience. Jody Gehrman is the author of two novels, Tart and Summer in the Land of Skin. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College. Jordan E. Rosenfeld is author of Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time and a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine. Recommended Text: Make a Scene (Rosenfeld) $14.99 (10% off with class)

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Comments from Jordan

Nov.29.2011 - 7:41 pm
In response to: Turn Inward: Make Your Own Noise
Dolores, I'm with you. I'm striving for internal peace these days too!
Nov.29.2011 - 7:40 pm
In response to: Don't Worry. Just Write.
Thanks Rosy. I am a believer in gatekeepers for sure...I like the mainstream approach...and I think if more of us just...