Speaker: Author, Susanne Lakin
Workshop: Sizzling Scenes: Creating Unforgettable Scenes that Really Cook:
This lighthearted workshop fills a need for writers of all levels to explore the various ways scenes can be constructed and the elements needed to make a scene sizzle. Good writers are like good cooks—using a variety of ingredients and spices, simmering until boiling, and leaving a surprise twist or lingering aftertaste to keep the reader wanting to come back to the table for seconds. We will look at the three major components of a scene—the beginning, middle, and end, and judge at random excerpts from best-selling novels to evaluate what works and doesn’t work in their scene construction. Bon Appetite!