Writing the Big Scene (1750)

Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon

$45 (10% off for members)

Fiction is made from scene and summary—but we all know scenes are the exciting parts. In this session, you'll learn how to identify and incorporate the key ingredients of a scene to keep your reader turning the pages. Writing exercises will give class members a hands-on feel for how to add texture, dynamism, and drama to a story.

Recommended Reading:
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, Roy Peter Clark

John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and the author of four novels, Fast Track, Bluff, Troubled Water, and Bullet in the Chamber – all part of John’s Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series. Bullet in the Chamber deals, in part, with the death of John’s 22-year-old son Stephen in 2011. During John’s nearly 45-year award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), he has been a White House correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He has taught journalism at The University of Maryland – College Park and novel writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.  In addition to leading writing workshops around the country and abroad, he edits book-length manuscripts. For more information, visit www.johndedakis.com.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316014991
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 10th, 2008