The Five Ingredients of a Scene: A Two-Hour Phone Session
I base my teaching on a system I call The Five Ingredients of the Scene. Everything thing else in the novel, short story, and memoir build on these:
1. Point of View puts you inside your main character's head, heart and gut -- you see the world through the eyes of your character.
2. Dialogue. I've never worked with anyone who can't write dialogue, only with people who think they can't.
3. Dramatic Tension. If you’re having problems with tension and plot, I have some exciting ways to solve the problem!
4. Mood. Thinking “mood” instead of “description” is better because mood is character driven. What the character sees is more important than what you as the writer want to describe.
5. Flashback is a scene from the past that informs the present and tells the reader something important about the character. Once you are in the flashback, you are again in scene. All of the above applies.
This two-hour session costs $200 and can be recorded.