Write Dramatic Action Scenes
Write fast-paced action scenes that advance the plot and define your characters. Discover both how to design the structure of an action scene and how to realize it in words.
Action scenes are unique. They are generally fast-paced, energetic, and very plot-focused. But they are much more than a scene in which a lot is happening. If not written carefully, they tend to be moments that are full of activity that doesn’t actually support the story.
This workshop focuses on writing high-energy scenes that also develop the characters and plot. We will look at designing and structuring a scene and then move into how to write one stylistically.
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This course includes
Students have course access for 365 days. All worksheets and notes are downloadable.
This workshop includes class notes so you can follow along with the video lectures, a workbook that helps you plan actions scenes, lists of recommended action words, and a recommended reading list of wonderful literary examples.
What People Are Saying
“Amazing course with very “actionable” tips and tricks helpful even for scenes that you wouldn’t consider “action” scenes but need to be sped up or more tense”
“This course was very helpful, educational and interesting! You have powerful, clear and strong examples! Very well organized, thank you!”
“Another perfect lesson from Barbara again very thorough, with tons of supporting materials and impressive examples of different approaches to action in the end of the lesson. Definitely worth it, I can recommend!”
“Seriously awesome. This course helped me so much. I like that it look at both how to structure an action scene and how to write one.”
“Barbara is such an engaging teacher. It doesn’t feel like I am watching a lecture. So helpful.”
I loved the class and your presentation was awesome! “Thank you!”
“The sections on sentence structure was very helpful for me.
Barbara Vance, PhD
I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.
My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.
Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.
I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.
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