Creative Writing Essentials: Writing Stand-Out Opening Scenes

Daniel José Older, New York Times Bestselling Author

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9 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:58
    • 2. Getting Started

      1:56
    • 3. The Relationship Between Story & Scene

      3:47
    • 4. Anatomy of a Scene: Character Action

      6:00
    • 5. Anatomy of a Scene: Narrative Movement

      5:42
    • 6. Anatomy of a Scene: Driving Question

      6:34
    • 7. FInal Thoughts

      1:52
    • 8. Reading: First and Final Draft

      14:16
    • 9. Explore More Skillshare Classes

      0:33
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Craft your own opening scene!

Either write a new opening scene, edit an opening scene from a story you’ve been working on, or re-write an opening scene from one of your favorite books. Share your rough and final drafts, your edits, or notes—we’d love to see it all!

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