Intimacy and Conflict: Making a Scene

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Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
October 21, 2020-November 18, 2020
Open to All Levels
Online—Flex Schedule
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4 Week
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Bodies at rest tend to stay at rest; bodies in motion, well, they just keep going the same way. But in stories, most readers crave change. So let’s make those bodies bump or even crash! This can happen through conflict or through intimacy.

Learn strategies to create both intimacy and conflict in your scenes, pushing the characters to reveal themselves and get things moving in your stories.

Sample texts will include work by writers such as Kiese Laymon, Laleh Khadivi, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Z.Z. Packer. Expect close readings of vibrant scenes, lively discussion, and concrete writing exercises to put the ideas to immediate and tangible use

Flex Classes are completely online and asynchronous, meaning you can complete the course work on your own schedule. They do run week-to-week so a cohort of students can work together, but you can log in any time during the week. There are no live meetings to schedule around, so these classes are ideal for people with unpredictable schedules. Because you can sign on any time during the week to complete your tasks, and because there is no live video conferencing, they are also a good option for people with unreliable Internet access.

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