Scene work is the backbone of any story. When your scene work is strong, your reader is pulled into the story such that he/she forgets everything else. In this class, you’ll bring in one of your scenes and will reshape it according to a check list of what makes great scene work, including, but not limited to: effective control over the point of view, ways to open and close scenes smoothly, walking the tightrope between telling and showing, tying one scene to another to create a watertight plot, and what to do with that back story.
Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and recently won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Rachel also is the recipient of the 2017 Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked as a biologist for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.
|Event date||02-04-2018 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-04-2018 4:00 pm|
|Location||The Purple Cup Cafe|