In Scene and Plot, the writers generate key scenes to anchor their three-act structure.Read More
Writers who complete this first course will exit with three pieces of writing: a plot synopsis in three acts (8-10 pages); a dramatic scene (5-6 pages); and an extended essay that explores the writer’s hopes and fears, dreams and motives and skills.Read More
Story Development—a 90-hour course divided into three units of 30 hours each: Foundations; Scene and Plot; Form.
The core of story development is the dramatic scene. A scene is an action or series of linked actions taking place in a finite period of time in a single setting. King Lear howling on Shakespeare’s Heath is a scene; it’s over when the King stops howling and returns to throne room or bedroom or dungeon, depending on what’s happening in the plot.
Food for the Hungry Writer is a series of informative essays by Jack Remick and Robert J. Ray (© 2012) discussing Story, Memoir & Journal, and the Power of Writing Practice (as discussed in Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down The Bones.) and other topics as they are developed.Read More