Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes

ISBN-10: 0898799732

ISBN-13: 9780898799736

Edition: 2000

Authors: Raymond Obstfeld

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The core dramatic unit of any novel is the scene. Writers use scenes to contain the novel's action and explore its characters. In this book, Raymond Obstfeld vibrantly explains every aspect of constructing these vital elements.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Raymond Obstfeld is an associate professor of English at Orange Coast College, and is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including studies of the Italian Renaissance, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Moby-Dick.

What a Scene Is--and Isn't
Jump Right In--The Words Are Fine: Starting a Scene
Size-Wise: Determining Scene Length
He Said, She Said: Deciding on Point of View
You Are Here: Using Setting
Fond Farewell or Good Riddance: Ending a Scene
Shape to Fit: Focusing a Scene on Character, Plot or Theme
The P[superscript 3] Equation: Making Payoff Scenes Work
Hello, Stranger: First Meetings
When Characters Collide: Action and Suspense Scenes
What's So Funny? Comic Scenes
Love and Lust: Romantic and Sex Scenes
The Long Good-Bye: Final Scenes
From Mess to Masterpiece: Structuring
From First to Final Draft: Revising
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