The Artistry of Writing: Astounding Action Scenes


What does it take to write a story that jumps off the page and comes alive in a reader's mind? Great authors have mastered the Artistry of Writing. This two-hour workshop will focus on one facet of excellent storytelling:action scenes.

Everyone loves a good action scene! But what makes car chases, bare-knuckled brawls, and dystopian disasters as exciting for the reader as they were in the writer's head? The answer comes down to writing technique and a set of rules that won't disappoint.

In this workshop, students will analyze different action scenes and identify the balancing act of physical action and internal narrative with what readers need to be told. We will write an action scene together before students take a swing at their drafts independently. There will be an opportunity to share and receive feedback.

This session is part of a series of writers' workshops led by a celebrated author and focused on the Artistry of Writing. Topics in this series include: Compelling Characters (3/5/23); Daring Dialogue (3/19/24); Astounding Action Scenes (4/9/24) and Suspenseful & Scary Scenes (4/23/24).

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