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with Barbara Josselsohn


Scenes are the backbone of any novel, so it’s essential to know what makes a scene sing—and what can cause it to go flat. In this workshop, we’ll concentrate exclusively on scene work. Through prompts, analyses of passages from top-selling novels, and class discussion, you’ll learn what the elements of scene are; what makes a strong scene; how scenes need to be constructed differently for the beginning, middle, and end of a book; how flashbacks, dialogue, and description can increase the impact of a scene; and more. You’ll finish the course with a better strategy for writing scenes as well of the beginning of one or two strong scenes for your work-in-progress.




Online via Zoom
(link will be sent the week of 1st class) 


4 Tuesdays

April 2. 9, off, 23, 30
10am to 12noon  EST



About the Instructor...

Barbara Josselsohn’s newest book is The Lost Gift to the Italian Island, the second book in her historical WW2 series and a follow-up to her best-selling Secrets of the Italian Island. She is the author of five previous novels: The Lilac House, The Cranberry Inn, The Lily Garden, The Bluebell Girls, and The Last Dreamer. Her articles and essays appear in a range of publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Parents Magazine, and Westchester Magazine.  Barbara has taught novel and essay writing at numerous venues and privately.  She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and is coordinator of the Scarsdale Library Writers Center. Her next historical novel, the third and final in her WW2 series, is scheduled to release in the summer of 2024.

Writing Killer Scenes w/ Barbara Josselsohn – ONLINE

SKU: F853s24-tues
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