University of Iowa

Novel Writing: How to Create Powerful and Memorable Scenes

Weekend June 23 to June 24 2018

This workshop offers you an opportunity to expand your knowledge of scene writing and enhance your ability to write more compelling scenes. Through a variety of exercises, we will explore how to use elements like color, tradition, food, music, seasons, environment, horoscopes, and more to create powerful and memorable scenes. Each day, participants will complete various scene exercises outside of class and share this new writing in workshop with the group. This class can help if you are just beginning your novel, or if you have already begun and want to deepen your skills in this essential element of craft.