September 4th-September 25th
The Art of Crafting Scenes
The scene is the essential building block of all stories; they are the bricks of your imagined mansion. But what is a scene? How long should it be? Should it have action or dialogue or both? Can internal monologue qualify as a scene?
The simple answer is a scene is a series of moments that can last from a minute to several hours, and culminate in a minor or major climax. How to do this well will be the subject of this seminar, in which we will break down scenes from exciting literature and write our own to share with the group.
All levels of experience, long and short form, are welcome.
Daniel Levine is the author of the novel Hyde, a New York Times Editor's Choice and one of Washington Post's 5 Best Thrillers of 2014. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in Boulder, Colorado.