06/01 The Art of Scenes with Carlos de los Rios

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 (NEW DAY!) Time: 10 am - 2 pm Number of sessions: 1--One Day Workshop! Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101


The Art of Creating a Scene – Essential Tips and Tools to Engage Your Reader

Do you want your work to stand out and sparkle?  Do you want to know how to craft a scene that will pull your reader in and make him then want to turn the page?  

In this fun interactive workshop, you will learn how to:

   1.  Up the stakes using natural conflict and tension

   2.  Master showing and telling – what they are and when to do what!

   3.  Engage your reader no matter what (for memoirs too!) 

   4.  Get to the juice of the scene

   5.  Figure out what and when to cut, cut, cut

   6.  Create description and language that captivates

   7.  Avoid the most common mistakes writers make when crafting a scene

Regardless of your genre of writing, this workshop will help you build scenes!

CarlosHeadshotCarlos de los Rios
 is a working screenwriter and producer who has written acclaimed films for Academy Award winners Lauren Bacall, Harvey Fierstein, Elliot Gould and others.  Carlos has worked on over 30 films and has written and/or produced 7 films.  Carlos lectures throughout California and is a sought after script doctor, writing coach and story consultant.

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