Making a Scene
The Making A Scene workshop made me realise that there’s more to writing than putting great dialogue together.
Creating a scene helped me deepen my writing craft to give my stories so much more colour and texture. One of the scenes I wrote during the workshop has made it all the way into my second draft!
Ann presented the material and her own extensive experience with a beautiful combination of teaching, coaching and conversation.
The lessons I learnt continue to resonate each time I write.
- Veronica Strachan
By doing Making A Scene, I was hoping to gain more knowledge about writing, to broaden my skills and to challenge myself as well as to meet other writers.
The workshop met my hopes, and also exceeded them. I didn’t know what to expect, as I’d never done a workshop before, but I left feeling motivated!
I learned a lot about scenes and structure. Something I found difficult, but left me inspired, was the timed writing prompts. I’d never challenged myself with this and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it, but I found them very useful and eye opening.
Learning about the ‘S.C.E.N.E structure’ was very insightful and is something I aim to take on board with my own stories.
It was very beneficial being in a group. We are all made of stories and it was wonderful to have a vast range of stories in one room. Because we were all such different writers at different stages in the writing process, it was great to get a glimpse into how other writers write and what their process is.
The best part of the workshop for me was the timed writing prompts. I also really enjoyed hearing everyone else’s work because we (for the most part) were given the same prompts but each imagined something completely different and it was fantastic to see the magic of imagining.
I would definitely recommend this workshop. It was a very enriching writing challenge. I loved the location, and the small ‘class’ size allowed everyone’s voice to be heard.