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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2J: Making a Scene: Practical Tools to Analyze What's Working and What's Not FULL
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As readers, we simply want to sit back and enjoy a well-told story. We usually don’t think about what’s going on ‘under the hood.’ But as writers, we need to understand how each scene operates—we need to know what’s working (so we don’t change it) and what isn’t so we can effectively revise. In this session we’ll go through 9 steps to analyzing scenes, from places where tension can be amplified, to places where pacing needs to slow in order to give the reader the best possible ‘trip.’ We’ll examine the scenes of established writers using these methods, with the goal of providing new tools that you can apply to your fiction.

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Julie Himes

Julie Lekstrom Himes' short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor's Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), Mid-American Review, Massachusetts Review and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Mikhail and Margarita, wil... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whittier Room