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1:00 -3:00 PM EST
How does this apply to my writing you may ask?
If we think about it, don’t we tend to have an internal movie going on in our head when we’re writing? As director, screenwriter and character all wrapped up into one, what choices are we making in the showing of our perfect scene and why? What points of view are we, as directors, choosing; what tones are we selecting for the scene and pacing? What would be the alternatives? How much of that perfect envisioned scene in our imagination is making it to the page? Are we hitting the right notes with our character’s body language or lack there of? Are we delving deep enough into our character’s physical and emotional behaviors? What actions, expressions and items (atmospherics, buildings, and other things) are our characters reacting to that we may be missing when we’re writing our tension filled moments?
In this 2-hour session, Ron will guide his audience's participation in discussing these choices using featured clips to examine the choices of the movie directors and actors and why they might be making them.
"Ron's seminar "Breaking Down the Dramatic Scene" was for me one of those rare experiences that completely changes the way you think about something. The prevailing wisdom around engaging a reader by immersing her or him in a well crafted scene made the seminar particularly pertinent. I will never think about creating a "scene" for a reader in the same way. It was like opening a window to a whole new world of story creation. I particularly appreciated Ron's supportive guidance in helping us see all of the nuances in creating powerful "scenes."
I highly recommend this seminar.
In ‘Breaking Down the Dramatic Scene,’ Ron Bagliere takes us through brief clips of movies and shows us the incredible amount of detail that lands in our imagination in just a glimpse. He points out everything in the atmosphere of the scene: Weather, dull or bright, the character’s gait which is slow and uncertain, her hands in front of her, clutching her fingers protectively in front of herself. We see her touch a sign, pause and collect herself. We see what the character notices, that which attracts her attention also attracts ours and shows us what is important to her. Ron explains how we can add this to enrich our writing using direct thought and indirect thought. He points out the pacing and where to use fast or slow pacing. He also points out how segues show a major change of attitude, catalytic moments that spur a change in the character.
Ron has a deep well of writing knowledge and shares it generously and clearly. He has been invaluable to me as I continue to grow on this most exciting writing journey. I highly recommend this course to any writer who wants to enrich and deepen their writing.
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Six Saturdays from Jan 7 - Feb 11, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST each day
SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL
Congratulations in entering a world of wonder and creation.
Taking on this endeavor is a marriage between you and your creative heart, and like all marriages it requires devotion and constant maintenance in order for it to grow and prosper, and it all starts with getting a few basics down that will form the foundation for everything that will come after.
In this 6 session interactive workshop done through ZOOM you will explore:
1) Getting Organized Jan 7,2023
2) Point of View Jan 14, 2023
3) Characterization Jan 21, 2023
4) Dialogue Jan 28, 2023
5) Pacing Feb 4, 2023
6) Tightening the Prose Feb 11, 2023
(Note: workshop 6 starts at 12:30 pm and ends
at 3:00 pm
In "Tightening the Prose" we will talk about the importance of critique groups, reading and a little bit about agents and publishing.
Each of these essential building blocks will be explored in the process so you can have a head start on getting that story that is swimming around in you head out onto paper to share with others.
Also, you will receive a copy of the entire 6 week presentation along with other time saving templates mentioned above to help you chart your path.
All this, with the templates for $125 (Regular $175)
for the entire "Novel Mechanics" registration
You can purchase individual sessions for $25 each
I appreciated the information coming from Ron's wealth of experience and the examples he shared from his life, especially the last session which was particularly helpful. I liked the assignments because it made me do something I would not have done if I had just read it on a webpage. I had a chance to talk about them which upped my motivation. In particular, the characterization exercise revealed how much more I can write about my characters. That class was detailed and very helpful. I wrote down all little tips that Ron gave along the way through the course. I also appreciated the small size and informality of the class.
6 Thursdays - weekly from July 28th - Sept 15th
8:00 - 10:00 PM EST each session
Finding your voice - join fellow writers on their journey into the world of story telling . Over 6 weeks Ron will invite you to share your stories in progress with others in a safe, supportive and encouraging format aimed at improving your skills as a writer.
The Price for this 6 sessions is $60 per person. Class size is limited to 8 participants, so register early!
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST
In this workshop you will learn the basics of formatting you WIP for submitting to agents and publishers. Topics covered will be chapter headings, margins, spacing, dialogue punctuation, pagination and more.
The Price for this sessions is FREE
Ten Sundays - Bi-Weekly coming in the spring of 2023
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST each session
Discover the emotional power you can inject into your novels with this workshop series based on Donald Maass' craft book, "The Emotional Craft of Fiction" In these workshops we will put into practice and discuss some of the tools Donald has discovered that make for gripping story-telling that will keep your readers turning pages and remembering your characters long after they finish the final page.
Donald Maass is well know as one of the leading fiction agents in NYC with a history of representing many A-Lister authors
Each class will be based on chapter reading, discussion and exercises noted in the chapter.
Each student shall need to provide for themselves a copy of "The Emotional Craft of Fiction" by Donald Maass - available on Amazon or at your local book store.
Workshops are on ZOOM and will be discussion based on chapter readings and our experiences with the assignments chosen by the student from the book. Assignments will be shared with the class to get impressions and feedback.
(This is not a critique based workshop)
The Price for this 10 workshop series is $175 plus book materials.