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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Workshop
August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS WELCOME
A Light Breakfast is available from 9:00-9:30 & Workshop begins at 9:15am
Please RSVP to Terri Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can (NOT required)
Scenes are the building blocks of story. You know – that sequence of dramatic Events that give structure to a story by presenting action that has a specific beginning, middle, and end. Within scenes, the goals and conflicts of characters are revealed, and the reasons why this story is important are revealed in a sequence that keeps readers in suspense until the very end, even within
genre fiction where readers know the murder will eventually be solved and the couple will live happily ever after. To be effective, scenes require structure that
fulfills their specific purpose, whether the opening scenes of a story or the climactic scenes that resolve the story problem, or the final scene that encourages
a reader to buy your next book. All of this can be made more confusing because the needs a writer has for a scene (propel the plot forward and reveal character) are quite different than the needs a character has within the story. If this sounds a little schizophrenic, it can feel exactly this way to writers. This workshop presents how to construct scenes that effectively present a story, from the opening scenes to the final wrap up. This workshop helps writers to write in scenes, which should create a sense of tension and suspense in readers, instead of sequels, which lack tension. Participants are encouraged to bring a scene from their WIP to annotate during the workshop.
Sharon Mignerey (www.sharonmignerey.com) is a long-time member of RMFW who was recognized in 2016 as one of RMFW’s Guiding members. She is the 2000 WOTY, and she has been published with Silhouette, Zebra, and Steeple Hill. She has an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, and she has a passion for sharing the tools and techniques of writing and story-telling with other writers. She divides her time between the Texas Gulf coast and a family cabin in Colorado’s mountains.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE – IT’S IN MONTROSE THIS MONTH
Please join us! For more information: http://rmfw.org/