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Making A Scene: Mastering the Basic Building Blocks of Narrative

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St. Edward's University
Fleck Hall 106

10/13/2012 From 9:00 to 12:00 PM

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with Dr. Greg Garrett


$49 for Writers' League members (log in to get member price)

$109 for nonmembers


In this Saturday writing workshop, appropriate for beginning to advanced writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, drama, or film, we will focus on three primary elements of successful scenes: dramatic structure, conflict, and dialogue. We will discuss scenes from fiction and film, and assign exercises to improve your mastery of scenes. Participants completing the course should leave with a deeper understanding of the most important unit of any kind of story, and be prepared to apply that newfound knowledge to their own writing.


Dr. Greg Garrett is the critically-acclaimed author of three novels (including Free Bird, named one of 2002's best first novels by Publishers Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News), two books of memoir, and a dozen books of nonfiction on film, literature, and culture. He teaches screen- and fiction writing at Baylor University, where he has twice been named Outstanding Professor, and his students have published or had produced short stories, novels, TV shows, and films, including the American box-office hits 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted.


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