Read Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time by Jordan E. Rosenfeld Free Online
Book Title: Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time|
The author of the book: Jordan E. Rosenfeld
Edition: Writer's Digest Books
Date of issue: 2008
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.8
ISBN 13: 9781582974798
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Bottom line, Rosenfeld covers scene structure, scene types, and everything that goes in to a scene.
Specifically, she covers:
The Architecture of a Scene--Beginnings (Launches), Middles and Ends
Core Elements--Setting, Senses, Character, Plot, etc.
Scene Types--First Scene, Suspense Scene, Dramatic Scene, Contemplative, etc.
Other Considerations--POV, Secondary and Minor Characters, Transitions, etc.
I think that the strength of this book is that Rosenfeld covers the core elements of a scene, such as how characterization works within the scene. I also like her classification of scenes. The drawback to this book and the reason I docked it a star is that it's slanted toward literary fiction. She doesn't include an example from genre fiction in the chapter on Action Scenes, for instance, but points out that action doesn't necessarily mean exploding buildings. Maybe not, but there are an awful lot of books out there with exploding buildings in them. Those authors could have used a boost instead of a sneer. -1*
I also highly recommend Scene and Structure. It's a classic.
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Read information about the authorJordan E. Rosenfeld is an author, editor, and freelance writer. She is the author of WOMEN IN RED, NIGHT ORACLE, FORGED IN GRACE, as well as the writing guides: Writing the Intimate Character, Writing Deep Scenes, A Writer's Guide to Persistence, Make A Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, which is now in its second edition, and "Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life" with Rebecca Lawton (BeijaFlor Books). Her essays & articles have appeared in: The Atlantic, GOOD, DAME Magazine, Mental Floss, Modern Loss, New York Times, New York Magazine, The Rumpus, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, Writer's Digest, The Writer and more.
She holds an MFA in Fiction and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and a BA from the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University. Her essays and stories have appeared in literary journals such as the Dickens Literary Journal, the Blue Moon Review, Night Train, the Pedastal Magazine, Pindeldyboz, Opium, LitPot, Spoiled Ink, the Summerset Review, Void Magazine, Zaum and in literary anthologies. Her fiction has also been performed by actors as part of the Page on Stage project in Santa Rosa.
For three years, Jordan hosted the literary radio program Word by Word: Conversations with Writers, which received an NEA Chairman’s grant for literary projects in 2005, on NPR-affiliate KRCB radio. She interviewed authors such as T.C. Boyle, Aimee Bender, Louise Erdrich, and Mary Gaitskill.