Make a Scene Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time
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Description: Practical, usable information for writers of all skill levels. With precise instruction, examples from bestsellers, unique exercises, and scene-writing tips from successful authors such as Elizabeth Cox and Sheila Kohler, this book shows readers how to craft each scene so that it renders a vivid emotional punch, establishes and maintains tension, and propels the reader forward. Unique angle for fiction writing book. The majority of fiction writing books focus on the generalities of writing dialogue, developing characters, creating tension, etc. This book shows readers how to apply those skills on the crucial scene level. Accessibility and applicability. This book's short, focused chapters provide readers with quick entry points into the text and lead straight to easy-to understand tips readers can use to apply the techniques to their own work. Scenes are essential fictional units, and if a single unit falters, then an entire novel or short story can be weakened. While there is no paint-by-numbers formula for writing powerful scenes, writers can drastically improve their entire manuscripts by understanding the primary components of a given scene and how to manipulate those components to create the desired amount of drama, emotion, tension, energy, and intrigue. Make a Scene explains the fundamentals of strong scene construction and how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character development, pacing, description, and transitions must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to the overall story.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/23/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Architecture of a Scene|
|Functions of a Scene|
|Strong Scene Launches|
|Powerful Scene Middles|
|Successful Scene Endings|
|The Core Elements and the Scene|
|Character Development and Motivation|
|The First Scene|
|The Final Scene|
|Other Scene Considerations|
|Multiple Points of View|
|Your Protagonist's Emotional Thread|
|Secondary and Minor Characters|
|Scene Assessment and Revision|