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Mastering the Scene (online)

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8 weeks, on your own schedule

In this eight-week class for prose writers, we’ll dive into how scenes work and what they accomplish. Through writing exercises and readings by published writers, we’ll explore how scenes develop characters, seed tension, establish place and time, facilitate flashbacks, soften research, and build deeper themes in a story/essay. We’ll play with moving in and out of scene, learning how this paces the larger narrative. Writers will leave with a series of scenes for their ongoing project or new work. 

You’ll do the work for this course on your own schedule—which means that although each week’s material releases on Mondays, we’ll be in conversation all week long, without a set time to meet. This course is ideal for those who are traveling, live in a different time zone, or have a variable work schedule!

Scholarship applications open May 13 and close June 14. General registration opens June 11.

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