Build a Strong Story-One Powerful Scene at a Time!
It's common knowledge that beginning, intermediate, and even advanced writers often have trouble keeping a story moving. Perhaps your creative ideas abandon you after the initial rush of writing the first few chapters or you find your story stalling at its midway point. Whatever the reason, do yourself a favor and read this book. It will save you countless hours of wasted writing time and you'll avoid the frustration of trying to figure out what isn't working in your story and why. Simply put, you must know, understand, and practice the information in this book if you hope to become a successful fiction writer.
Author Jordan Rosenfeld's accessible, thorough, and helpful instruction in Make a Scene guides you through the fundamentals of scene construction and explains how the techniques you use for developing characters, plot, and tension must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to your overall story. You'll learn how to:
- Craft an opening sentence that hooks your reader and foreshadows supporting scenes.
- Develop various scene types-from the suspenseful to the dramatic to the contemplative-that are distinct and layered.
- Tailor characters and plot around specific scene types to better convey the nuances of your storyline.
- Create climax and final scenes that will stay with your reader long after he or she has finished reading your work.
'If you can understand what a scene is, how all its elements collaborate to create a vivid and compelling snapshot, and how those moments add up to a story, you'll write your drafts differently and become a more self-assured writer with a page-turner in your hands,' says Rosenfeld. Make a Scene contains information you must not miss. Your novel or short story's success depends on it.
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