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Scene Building in Novels: Scene by Scene–TPS Workshop
Presented by Laura Ellen Scott
November 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Chances are that the last “unputdownable” novel you read was composed of dynamic, vivid scenes that gripped you from page one and never let go. In this workshop we’ll discuss the power of scenes, analyze their components, and explore traditional and non-traditional ways to keep your reader glued to the page. We’ll also practice techniques for building strong scenes and developing a habit of telling by showing.
Laura Ellen Scott is the author of four novels including Death Wishing (2011), The Juliet (2016), and The New Royal Mysteries Series which includes The Mean Bone in Her Body (2016) and Crybaby Lane (2017). The third book in the series, Blue Billy, is forthcoming. An Ohio native, Scott now lives in Northern Virginia and teaches creative writing at George Mason University.