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How to Write Riveting Scenes

April 13, 2024, Saturday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205


The key to any unforgettable work of prose resides in the quality of its scenes. In this class, we’ll look at some of the best scenes ever written and investigate what it takes to write a scene that keeps readers on the edges of their seats. We’ll also discuss how structuring scenes can create a chain of consequence that super-charges your plot, and use an in-class exercise to heighten the emotional impact of our own scenes.

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How to Write Riveting Scenes
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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of a dozen books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. An NEA grant recipient for 2022, his work has been published in the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, Best American Erotica, and the New York Times Magazine. His first novel, Which Brings Me to You, is now a major motion picture starring Lucy Hale. His second novel, All the Secrets of the World, is under development by 20th Century Fox. His new book, Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow, is about craft, the struggle to write, and where stories come from. More information at: www.stevealmondjoy.org.
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