A scene is the smallest unit of story. Think of scenes as building blocks for your entire novel or memoir. Scenes are where things happen, where change occurs, and where important information is revealed to your reader. And they have to work within the structure you’ve created and the purpose and point of your story, reinforcing them and moving the plot along inexorably. The tighter and more focused your scenes, the better the experience for your reader. In this workshop we’ll take a granular look at what makes a terrific scene, what kinds of scenes there are, and how dialogue works in scene, with plenty of time to write and get feedback.