Episode 14: The Scene Building Workshop

Show Notes for Episode 14: The Scene Building Workshop

Alone in a Room with Invisible People is a podcast focusing on topics related to writing, revising and publishing fiction.

In another experimental episode, Author/Teacher Holly Lisle walks the listener, and the host … me – Rebecca Galardo – through a scene building workshop.  She’ll define what a scene is for us and guide us through creating a good scene every time.  Play along: all you need is a pen and paper! Using the right questions, Holly and I create scenes from scratch for stories we now both want to tell.

We take a look at the following:

  • A clear and simple definition of what a scene is
  • Examples of scenes that might surprise you
  • The right questions to ask yourself
  • 4 Demo Scenes – Two from Holly, two from myself
  • How to know when to enter a scene and when to exit it.

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Credits: Producer – Rebecca Galardo.  Sponsor – Holly’sWritingClasses.com.  Intro written by Holly Lisle and performed by Mark Hermann. Our podcast is 100% free and sponsored only by Holly’s Writing Classes.


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2 thoughts on “Episode 14: The Scene Building Workshop”

  1. Hi Gang!
    I spend my should-be-sleeping time listening to YouTube while working on stitching or journal stuff. This time I was working out what to write for a puppetry class. So I am hearing all about how to set up a scene and make it work. And I am writing, and writing, and noticing that I am writing a lot of talking and not a lot of action which the puppetry teacher will rail on me about. Again.
    Thank you for your voices filling my head instead of hers? When Holly says “action”, I listen.
    In the puppetry class, we don’t “write”. We plan and shape and organize then perform and it doesn’t put me in the frame of writing the same way that thinking in terms of story does.
    Thank you for bringing me back to home base. I’m looking forward to the end of the semester when I can fully immerse in the novel course. And perhaps play a bit in flash fiction writing out the plays we’ve improvised all semester!

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