Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Elements of a Scene – Feb ’23


Instructor: Cassandra Carr
Registration Deadline: Feb 7, 2023
Start Date: Feb 1, 2023
End Date: Feb 14, 2023
USD Fee: $10 HHRW Members/$15 Non-Members

Every novel has common parts of scenes, such as moving the plot forward, revealing character, motivation, inner/external conflict, etc. These universal necessities will make up the first part of the workshop and be fleshed out and explained.
In addition, romance has some specific things readers expect to see. In the other half of this workshop we’ll dive deeper into:

  • Meet cute
  • First kiss
  • Confession/realization of love
  • Rough patch/breakup
  • Love proven
  • Reunion/HEA/HFN

There will also be a checklist of things a writer should ask themselves about every scene while they’re first crafting the scene and as they’re revising. This checklist includes topics like: Is there a strong opening hook? Does the scene portray a proper passage of time? Are you providing valuable information to the reader? Is the scene showing and not telling? A second checklist will talk about some gotchas many authors are plagued by. This workshop is geared toward both beginning writers and more advanced authors.

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About the Instructor:

Cassandra Carr is a romance writer with nearly 75 stories published. She currently teaches workshops for several writing organizations and lives in Western New York with her husband and teenaged daughter.

Cassandra Carr

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