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Scenes are the building blocks of all storytelling. When rigorously conceived, they draw your reader in, spring your characters to life and, most valuably, propel your plot. But what exactly is a scene? How do you write compelling ones? In this three-hour class, with lots of opportunities for questions, I’ll show you! For fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriters of all levels.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.
Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Online
Term: Fall 2020
Start Date: 09/20/2020
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Maria Semple is the author of the best-selling novels Today Will Be Different and Where’d You Go, Bernadette. She wrote for the TV shows Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Where’d You Go, Bernadette has been translated into 30 languages. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and made over a dozen yearend best lists. It was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize and received the Alex Award from the American Library Association. The film version of the book, starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Billy Crudup, will premiere in March 2019. Today Will Be Different was featured on the cover of the New York Times book review. It made over a dozen year-end best lists and is currently in development as a limited TV series.