Classes & Workshops

Ages: Adult


Instructor(s): Len Messineo
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Whether you write novels, memoirs, short stories, feature stories, or flash fiction, the scene is the building block. It is the argument that when mortared together with other scenes supports your theme – in short, it is the brickwork of the story. The purpose of this workshop is to study and practice constructing the perfect scene. We will review all of the elements of scene (action, dialogue, conflict, character objective, scene objective, embedded moments, beats, shots, point-of-view, setting, etc.), the way scene is cobbled together with exposition, and more. Class members’ scene will be read and critiqued in class.