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WhaMemWriMo Series: The Scene and Three Acts (virtual classroom)

Aristotle's Incline--a three-act plotting device, along with the literary scene--the building block of any book, provides writers with two easy tools for penning and organizing a memoir. Literary scenes locate along the timeline and big scenes--or turning-points--build dramatic tension and move the story forward. We'll examine pacing, flashback, action, dialogue, and learn how conflict is essential to writing a dramatic story. We'll generate a beginning timeline and several scene ideas to write at your leisure. Nancy Canyon, MFA, an award-winning writer, is the author of "Dark Forest" (short fiction), Saltwater (poetry), Celia's Heaven (novel), and Lookout, a memoir detailing her work as a fire lookout attendant in the 70s.

Code:21F8018056SA
Dates:September 16, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Th : 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hours:1.50
Location:Zoom Classroom 4
Instructor:Nancy Lou Canyon
Fee:$29 FeeBreakdown
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