Creative Writing Workshop: Adding Action
Adding Action: Lights, Camera, Action! But how? Thinking about "action scenes," big Hollywood car chases may spring to mind; however, action scenes are an essential part of writing fiction and nonfiction. The action doesn't need to be over-the-top to serve its function — allowing you to advance the plot without relying on long passages of exposition. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, we will explore techniques for writing action scenes that impel your protagonist to act, reveal the character's capacity to deal will problems, and affect future events in your story.
$10 suggested contribution. BYO pen & paper.
Instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is an award-winning essayist, playwright, and an adjunct writing instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also produces No, YOU Tell It! (www.noyoutellit.com) - a reading series that "switches-up" the storytelling. Each NYTI storyteller writes a true-life tale and then flips scripts with a partner to present each other's story. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.