Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time (Google eBook)

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Writer's Digest Books, Nov 9, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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Write Scenes that Move Your Story Forward

In Make a Scene, author Jordan E. Rosenfeld takes you through the fundamentals of strong scene construction and explains how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character, plot, and dramatic tension, must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to the overall story. You'll learn how to:

  • Craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows supporting scenes
  • Develop various scene types - from the suspenseful to the dramatic to the contemplative - that are distinct and layered
  • Tailor character and plot around specific scene types to better convey the nuances of your storyline
  • Create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your work
  

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User Review  - JanettLeeWawrzyniak - LibraryThing

Writing scenes that move your story forward is given in many examples. Different scene structures listed with their components, is a valuable reference tool for completion of a novel. Individually ... Read full review

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One of the most helpful writing books I read in a long time. Read full review

Contents

PART I
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PART II
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PART III
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About the author (2007)

Jordan E. Rosenfeld (www.jordansmuse.blogspot.com) is the creator and host of the literary radio program Word by Word: Conversations with Writers on NPR-affiliate KRCB radio. Her essays and stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines such as Night Train, Pedastal Magazine, the Summerset Review, the Red Hills Review, and the Dickens Literary Journal. Her articles and essays have appeared in such notable publications as Writer's Digest, The Writer, The St. Petersburg Times, and she contributes book reviews to KQED Radio's California Report.

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