Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP): Scintillating Scenes
A crucial building block of great stories are scenes--these are the moments when characters speak, act, and pursue their goals. Scenes drive plot, reveal character, and bring your big themes to life. But what belongs in a great scene? What doesn't? How do we escape the traps of dull dialogue and draggy descriptions so our scenes crackle from the first line to last?
In this class, we'll look at some great examples from recent young adult novels, explore the architecture of scene-writing through prompts and acting techniques, and learn to be powerful editors of our own scenes.
**This day's program will also offer an optional 4pm information session on Tips for Applying to the 2019 Teen Summer Fellowship.** (Any teen can drop by for this half-hour info session, even if you're not attending YAWP Saturday classes.)
Who Should Register?
For high school writers age 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet.
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)
Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18. **Note: unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class.** If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can check for you!
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