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Set the Scene!
Grades: 6 - 8

You have your characters, you have your plot, but how do you set the scene? Scenes are the backbone of fiction writing. They are the windows on the action and interaction of your characters. A good scene draws your reader into the story by showing not telling. It establishes a real, recognizable setting and requires the writer to choose a point of view. In this workshop, students will learn the craft of scene writing: choosing (and sticking with) a point of view, using significant detail, creating dialogue, and using action to move the story forward. The key to creating great fiction is the key to writing great scenes.

Upcoming: Canajoharie, NY   
Rensselaerville, NY   
 
Mentor

Alice Lichtenstein

Alice has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony in Petersborough in New Hampshire. Her debut novel, The Genius of the World, received high acclaim from critics. Alice has taught writing at Boston University, Wheaton College, and the Harvard University Summer School. Her lastest novel "Lost" may be found on local bookstore best seller lists.

Alice's workshops are endowed by the Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

For suggestions or questions please email Lborock@Rinstitute.org
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