Deep Craft: Shaping Your Scenes--NOW VIRTUAL!

Facilitator: Karen Novak and Guest Artist Tina Neyer

  • Date: 10-3-2020 to 11-21-2020
  • Time: 9:00 am Eastern Time* to 11:30 am Eastern Time*
  • Tuition: $245.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+. Designed for writers who want to strengthen their memoir, fiction, and short story projects.

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In this eight-part series, we will dive deep into the basics of scene craft: Structure, Event, Beats, and Pulse. Learn aspects of a good story, such as Point of View, themes vs. motifs, pacing, tension, show and tell, descriptive language, and the necessity of narrative exposition and why it is different than scene construction. We will be using Sandra Scofield's book, The Scene Book, as a source of readings and exercises. These classes are intended for those already at work on large scale writing projects from memoirs to novels. Participants need to be comfortable with dismantling their prose in the pursuit of making it stronger and ready to commit to out-of-class reading and writing. We will alternate between weeks of instruction-discussion and weeks of focusing on our writing.

Classes will meet on the following Saturdays from 9am to 11:30 am Eastern Time*:

October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and November 7, 14 & 21

*Class times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) until November 1st, at which point class times move to EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Join us for a FREE Virtual Sampler on Saturday, September 19, from 10-11:30AM. Registration required for the Sampler.

**Please note that this class will be held via Zoom online conferencing. Your facilitator will provide specific details regarding this online community prior to the start of class.**

(Image by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash)

Location & Special Instructions

Zoom online conferencing


Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for one of our classes, click here to download our PDF application. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

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