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Today, I'm posting what you can expect during the workshop and what I have planned during the workshop.
There are two things that make a book: Scenes and sequels. If you know how to construct a good scene and write a satisfying, engaging sequel, then you've mastered writing a book. Because that's the secret to writing a page turning keeper.
We'll be discussing:
1. Setting the scene
2. Goal of the scene
3. Motivation of the scene
4. Conflict and tension
5. Emotion in the scene
6. Decision and action
We'll also look at how to plan a better scene and it's sequel, how to write each of them, and how to use them together to write the next scene. You may feel like your scene is dark and flat. Don't worry! If this is the way you see your scene, have no fear. Help is right on the other side of the dark room. Can you hear it calling out to you?
There will be expert help from published writers, tips from agents and editors, and guest posts from literary interns and fabulous writers who really know their craft.
We have a 5 minute mentorship program. What's this, you ask? It's an opportunity for YOU to have your scene evaluated by an editor, agent, agent intern or published author. These wonderful people have agreed to to read through your scene and offer their advice on improving it! But keep in mind, it's called a 5 minute mentorship because its only a quick glance and advice on the first thing that catches their eye and what they think will improve it:)
And yes, we'll end with a pitch opportunity.
The workshop will begin on Wednesday, July 24th.
Any questions? Ask in the comments below!