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Mt. Diablo (In-Person): Scene Stealer: Master Scene Writing for Powerful Plots

December 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jordan Rosenfeld

Scene Stealer: Master Scene Writing for Powerful Plots

Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the novels Women in Red and Forged in Grace and six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page-Turner, the bestselling Make a Scene, Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, Writing Deep Scenes and Write Free.
Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Washington Post and many more. She is
also a freelance manuscript editor, writing coach and teaches online classes. and

You’ve felt the pulse-pounding drama of a good story, caught up in a book that feels so real you might have been inside it. What makes a story come to life? Strong, powerful scenes. Scenes are the building blocks of
great fiction and memoir.
They bring flat narrative into full-color action, allow you to breathe life into compelling characters through dynamic action, and when added up, they create powerful plots. When you feel connected to the characters and in the midst of action, when you can’t put the book down because you’re gripped by the action, you’re in scenes.

Writers will learn the essential ingredients for scene construction:

  • How to design scenes from beginning to end
  • How to bring characters to life through “words and deeds”
  • How to evoke effective setting without overkill
  • The role of senses and using imagery
  • How to use scene types to create energy and tension
  • And how to make every scene count toward the plot


  • 11:00 – Sign-in and Buck-a-Book Fundraiser
  • 11:15 – Writers Table with Isidra Mencos
  • 12:00 – Holiday Buffet
  • 12:35 – Business Meeting
  • 1:00 – Feature Presentation
  • 2:00 – Meeting Ends


December 10, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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