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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 scenesDevelop various scene types - from the suspenseful to the dramatic to the contemplative - that are distinct and layeredTailor character and plot around specific scene types to better convey the nuances of your storylineCreate resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your work

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Scenes are essential fictional units, and if a single unit falters, then an entire novel or short story can be weakened. While there is no paint-by-numbers formula for writing powerful scenes, writers can drastically improve their entire manuscripts by understanding the primary components of a given scene and how to manipulate those components to create the desired amount of drama, emotion, tension, energy, and intrigue. Make a Scene explains the fundamentals of strong scene construction and how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character development, pacing, description, and transitions must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to the overall story.

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slowknowing, April 6, 2008 (view all comments by slowknowing)
This is a must have on your reference shelf. Actually, it won't make to the shelf because you will be constantly using it. If you are already working on something this book will really help you revise in a way that will supercharge your fiction.
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t.burkholder, December 5, 2007 (view all comments by t.burkholder)
This is an excellent craft book. The author breaks down the scene into essential elements, reminding experienced writers of what they may have overlooked and teaching beginning writers what the keys are right from the start. No matter what style or genre you work in, this book will clarify and inspire. It's been extremely helpful to me as well as a joy to read.
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ISBN:
9781582974798
Author:
Rosenfeld, Jordan E.
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Author:
Rosenfeld, Jordan
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Narration (rhetoric)
Subject:
Reference/Writing
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Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.05x6.07x.85 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Scenes are essential fictional units, and if a single unit falters, then an entire novel or short story can be weakened. While there is no paint-by-numbers formula for writing powerful scenes, writers can drastically improve their entire manuscripts by understanding the primary components of a given scene and how to manipulate those components to create the desired amount of drama, emotion, tension, energy, and intrigue. Make a Scene explains the fundamentals of strong scene construction and how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character development, pacing, description, and transitions must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance and structure to the overall story.
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