The basic building block of the novel is the dramatic scene. This workshop will offer strategies for improving your manuscript by exploring what makes a scene in a novel, how scene and summary serve the overall narrative arc, and how scenes build toward a dramatic climax. We will also consider revision and rewriting on the sentence (and word) level of the text. You will leave with a better of understanding of how to build a novel and how to revise through the layers of word, sentence, summary, and scene.
Participants should have a novel in progress and will bring hard copies of the first complete scene in their manuscripts.
“This workshop was exactly what I needed for this stage in revision of my novel. Great Team! Hugely helpful!”
El Paso, TX
“I came to the workshop needing ideas about how to ‘fix’ my novel. I definitely came away prepared to get to work. The bonus features: wonderful like-minded people, excellent food, and gorgeous scenery. I learned so much and the information was very well presented by knowledgeable, caring instructors. It went beyond my expectations.”
New York, NY
“I didn’t want to leave. I learned more at this workshop than I have at any other workshop, class, or lecture on writing.”
San Diego, CA