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Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition - by Jordan Rosenfeld (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Sub-Genre: Composition + Creative Writing

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Language: English

Street Date: July 19, 2017
TCIN: 52772489
UPC: 9781440351419
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6341
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers. Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot, and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative. You'll learn how to: craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict; develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful; establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot; transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view; create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story. The revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, and the same knowledge and clarity that writers have come to expect from Jordan Rosenfeld."--Publisher's description.



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The definitive guide to writing scenes--now revised and expanded!

Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers.

Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative. You'll learn how to:

- Craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict.
- Develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful.
- Establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot.
- Transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view.
- Create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story.
The revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, and the same knowledge and clarity that writers have come to expect from Jordan Rosenfeld. Make a Scene is an essential part of any novelist's library--make sure it's in yours.



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"Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction, basically they are the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable reading experience. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story -- and a mesmerizing experience for readers. Now in a significantly revised and newly expanded edition, Make a Scene: Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time by Jordan Rosenfeld takes aspiring writers step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story (including character, plot and dramatic tension) function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative. Make a Scene shows how to: Craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict; Develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful; Establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot; Transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view; Create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story. This newly revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, making it an essential part of any personal, community, or academic library's Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections." --James A. Cox at Midwest Book Review
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