Supreme Scenes: The Building Blocks of Story

Compelling fiction and nonfiction depend on scene-setting. This lively and supportive class will teach you to create richly-detailed scenes regardless of whether you’re working on novels, short stories, memoir, feature articles, or profiles. Participants will study published scenes and create their own during in-class assignments designed to inspire complete manuscripts. We’ll focus on characterization, dialogue, setting, sensory details and conflict so that you come away with a solid sense of how to use scenes as your building blocks for any writing project.
6 Tuesdays: January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6
6:00-8:00 pm
Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene
Cost: $249
Wordcrafters Registration
The workshop will include: weekly readings, in-class and out-of-class writing, and group workshop and discussion in a supportive and inspiring environment.


Melissa Hart is the author of the memoirs Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family, and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. She’s a contributing editor at The Writer Magazine. Website: