Online: Zoom

Constructing the Scene - Remote!

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, November 13th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Great scenes can make a story unforgettable, encouraging the audience to come back to the work again and again just to experience this one moment. But how do you construct a scene that moves the story forward and also grabs the audience in a way that they can never forget?


In this seminar, writers will learn what makes a great scene and then put this knowledge to work, creating a scene (or transforming an existing one) that will be full of tension, unique detail, and power. Topics covered will include how to create suspense, when to start the scene, subverting the audience’s expectations, uncovering character motivations, creating the ideal setting, adding detail, and creating a mood.


 We will watch and read several great scenes from films and novels and analyze what makes them compelling. For short story writers, novelists, screenwriters, or playwrights looking to make their scenes more effective.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Mark Fogarty
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Previous Students Say

  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"

Elements

  • Class Discussion
  • Q&A
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting

Commitment Level

Low

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