I’m reprising my one-week Scene-Writing Workshop which starts next Monday, April 15th.

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A scene from the movie “Whiplash”

If you figure the average scene is one-and-a half to two pages long and a feature length screenplay ranges from 90–120 pages, that means when you sit down to write a script, you are confronted with the prospect of handling anywhere from sixty to ninety scenes. Looked at this way, it’s fair to say the most basic act of screenwriting is scene-writing.

So we start by asking this question: “What is a scene?” Here are two definitions:

“A division of a play or of an act of a play, usually representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.”

“A unit of action or a segment of a story in a play, motion picture, or television show.”

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“Whiplash” scene cont’d

Each of these offers elements we can use to construct some sense of how a screenwriter should think about the essence and function of scenes:

Therefore some key elements of a scene:

This is the starting point of my new Screenwriting Master Class course: Scene-Writing Workshop. In it:

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“Whiplash” scene cont’d



Screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, playwrights, and anyone interested in upgrading their ability at writing scenes.

The ability to write scenes — not just any scenes, but good scenes — is a critical skill-set for anyone wishing to work as a writer in the film or TV business.

This brand new course will help you learn how to elevate your scene-writing abilities.

This one-week online class begins Monday, April 15.

Enroll now!

Class: Scene-Writing Workshop
Instructor: Scott Myers
Date: April 15

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

To learn more about the learning opportunities at Screenwriting Master Class, go here.

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