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Novelists Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes Raymond Obstfeld

Novelists Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes

Raymond Obstfeld

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ISBN : 9780898799736
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218 pages
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Writing page-turning fiction depends on your ability to create rock-solid, believable scenes. Scenes act as dynamic structures that thrust both your characters and readers forward through conflict, baiting them with goals that may–or may not–beMoreWriting page-turning fiction depends on your ability to create rock-solid, believable scenes. Scenes act as dynamic structures that thrust both your characters and readers forward through conflict, baiting them with goals that may–or may not–be obtained. Writing good scenes makes the difference between a tale that crackles with energy and momentum and a story that falls flat.In Novelists Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes, Raymond Obstfeld leads you through the creation process, examining all the elements that go into making scenes successful, cohesive and compelling. Tackling topics like finding a scenes hot spot, identifying its dominating purpose and avoiding a cliched ending, Obstfeld provides essential reading for novice and novelist alike. Using examples from film, short stories, and best-selling fiction, he documents why and how scenes work. Youll learn:what is (and isnt) a scenehow to make scenes memorablehow to use point of viewhow to focus on character, plot and themehow to make scenes pay offhow to structure a scenehow to use settinghow to revise a scenethe importance of first impressionsEvery page of Novelists Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes opens a new window of opportunity for writers by offering valuable insight, articulate advice and expert examples. Its a reference, a road map and a romp, all rolled into one. So go on–make a scene. And make it unforgettable.