Scenes & Pacing &
Liar Liar Pants on Fire
Structure of a Scene
Let’s use information from the book--
EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES by Albert J. Bernstein, PH. D. as motivation for a scene. On pages 75—80, Bernstein shares how liars think and operate to control others.
A liar, if you have one in your story, can be quite useful to spice up a fictional scene. Talk about motivation for story—let’s have a liar mess up the protagonist’s world and then shift the blame on him/her and see what happens.
We shared discussion from the EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES book and did an exercise of writing a scene as a group which ended up as a cozy murder mystery beginning. :)
I also shared how I use information from these amazing author/teachers about plotting story.
PLOTTING STRUCTURE: Adapted from: Michael Hauge’s “Six Stage Plot Structure”; K.M Weiland’s STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL, Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story; and WRITE YOUR NOVEL FROM THE MIDDLE by James Scott Bell
All in all we had a great time and learned from one another! I'm so grateful for our writers!
And I don't want to neglect saying that Sue Fink opened our meeting with prayer, Sarah shared a wonderful devotion that we all encouraged her to publish, and Rebecca McLafferty shared a very special grammar tidbit straight from her family tree--her grandmother! Well done Penzers! See you next month when award winning author, Regina Scott will teach our lesson!
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