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Scene-Making

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-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Maria Semple

Class Type: 1 Session

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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: 20

$135.00 Member Price:
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$150.00 General Price:

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Maria Semple

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.

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