Creative Writing Essentials: Writing Stand-Out Opening Scenes

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Ever wonder what makes a great opening scene? In this 45-minute class New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older shows you how to craft a compelling opening scene for your story. Using the first and last drafts of the opening scene for his urban fantasy novel Shadowshaper as a case study Daniel breaks down the anatomy of a scene and provides clear and useful exercises to help you analyze character movement and structure. By the end you’ll have the tools needed to build gripping opening scenes and write cohesive stories! Throughout the class you’ll be learning about: Microcosms and Macrocosms: how scene and stories are deeply connected