Scene Studio

10/18/2020 - 11/14/2020


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Early bird rate: $300 members; $375 non-members (includes one-year General Membership), applied automatically at checkout. We begin with this proposition: If you can write a scene, you can write a novel (or memoir). And if you can write a good scene, you can write a good novel or memoir. In this four-week online course, we’ll explore the art of writing scenes. You’ll learn what a scene is and isn’t; you’ll learn the purpose of scenes and how to determine your scene’s purpose; and you’ll get hands-on experience with an eight-step method for writing and editing a scene. Each week you’ll view two stimulating lectures, read and study published scenes, participate in an online group discussion, and get instructor feedback on a scene you’ve written, and feedback on your revision of that scene.

This studio takes place asynchronously over four weeks using the Wet Ink platform. There will be two optional live Zoom Meetings: 7–7:45 pm; Monday, October 19, and Monday, November 2.

About the Instructor: Charlotte Lit co-founder Paul Reali is a writer and editor, and co-lead of Charlotte Lit’s Authors Lab. He is the author of Creativity Rising, and editor of more than a dozen books and journals on the subject of creativity. His writing has been published in the Winston-Salem Journal, InSpine, Office Solutions, and Lawyers Weekly, among others. His fiction has won the Elizabeth Simpson Smith and Ruth Moose Flash Fiction competitions, and he received a Regional Artist Project Grant from Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council in 2018. Paul has an M.S. in Creativity from SUNY Buffalo State, where he also the managing editor of ICSC Press.