The Family History Writing Studio

Writing the Family History Scene

Begins March 21, 2017 6-week course.

In this course, we focus our attention on turning the events of our ancestor’s life into scenes. Scenes are the hallmark of engaging stories. Without them, our stories are dry and lifeless. Through our six weeks together, we look at the difference between scene and summary. We cover the various elements required to write a scene including description, dialogue, and conflict. We learn to add layers of emotion and theme to our scenes. By the end, family history writers will have a full understanding of scene writing and will be on their way to practicing and improving their scenes to write engaging family history stories. We keep these classes small so that we can critique each other’s work, get one on one help, and learn from each other.

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It’s not easy turning the events in your ancestor’s life in action scenes that will engage your readers. In this new course, we focus our attention on scene writing. We look at the difference between scene and summary. We cover the various elements required to write a scene, description, dialogue, and conflict. We learn to add layers of emotion and theme to our scenes. At then end of this six-week course, family history writers will have a full understanding of scene writing and will be on their way to practicing and improving their scene writing skills.

 

Course Curriculum

What is a Scene
The Building Blocks of Family History Stories Details 00:00:00
The Structure of Creative Nonfiction Details 00:08:00
The Yellow Highlighter Test Details 00:00:00
What’s in a Scene? Details 00:00:00
Scene Elements Worksheet Details 00:00:00
Assignment 1 – Identifying Your Scene Details 00:00:00
Writing a Scene
Reading: Oh, Beautiful Details 00:00:00
How to Write a Scene Details 00:17:00
In this video, you learn how to turn the events in your ancestor's life in entertaining scenes on the page.
Assignment 2 – A Scribble Scene Details 00:00:00
Characterization - Understanding Your Ancestors Inside and Out
Characterization Video Details 00:00:00
Expanding Your Scribble Draft Details 00:00:02
The Three D's of Scene - Description, Detail and Dialogue
The Three D’s – Description, Detail, and Dialogue Details 00:00:00
How to Use Your Senses Details 00:00:00
Creating a Sense of Place Details 00:00:00
Imagery Details 00:00:00
Turn Telling into Showing Details 00:00:00
Bringing Dialogue to Your Story Details 00:17:00
Layers of Scene - Action, Theme, Inner Journey
Three Layers of Story Details 00:00:00
Theme vs. Motif Details 00:00:00
Inner Journey Resources Details 00:00:00
Bringing it All Together Details 00:00:00
Revision and Endings
Polishing it Up Details 00:00:00
Ending a Scene Details 00:00:00

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