February: The Triple Threat Behind Staging a Scene

Category: Writing
Summary: 

An Actor’s Take On Writing Physicality, Choreography, and Action

Instructor: Tiffany Lawson Inman

"Tiffany Lawson is one of the best editors to ever critique my work. Her unique background (part actress, part editing wizard) helps people look beyond what's on the page. She forces writers to work on body language, emotions and cause-effect relationships, resulting in strong, believable worlds full of real people. Tiffany took my writing from blah to a lesson in excitement."

---- Koreen Clemens * Immersion Master Class Graduate

February 1 - 29; Fee: $30

Action creates a rhythm allowing the reader to breathe in sync with your characters. Physicality has the ability to highlight personality, relationship, and motivation. Choreography, in a fight or love scene, can expose the intricacies of your ever moving story.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Physical. Learn how to brawl on the page from a certified Stage Combatant.
  • Verbal. Words can create action stronger than fists.
  • Emphasize personality, relationship, and motivation through cause/effect relationships
  • Spotlight on the Backdrop: Using props and setting to keep your story active and pace moving
  • Physicality: Write your character deeper into conflict, with a flick of the wrist, and a punch of emotion.

*****Please note, these lectures and assignments apply to all genres.

Class members may be active or lurk and learn. Class members are strongly encouraged to use this course to edit their current manuscript, or they may write fresh for each assignment.

An Actor’s Take On Writing Physicality, Choreography, and Action

Instructor: Tiffany Lawson Inman

"Tiffany Lawson is one of the best editors to ever critique my work. Her unique background (part actress, part editing wizard) helps people look beyond what's on the page. She forces writers to work on body language, emotions and cause-effect relationships, resulting in strong, believable worlds full of real people. Tiffany took my writing from blah to a lesson in excitement."

---- Koreen Clemens * Immersion Master Class Graduate

October 2 - 30; Fee: $30

Action creates a rhythm allowing the reader to breathe in sync with your characters. Physicality has the ability to highlight personality, relationship, and motivation. Choreography, in a fight or love scene, can expose the intricacies of your ever moving story.

Topics covered in this course:

- Fight Scenes: Physical. Learn how to brawl on the page from a certified Stage Combatant.

- Fight Scenes: Verbal. Words can be stronger than swords.

- All Scenes Have Rhythm: Plain Jane and G.I. Jane show how action plays a role.

- Multiple Character Scenes: As easy as 1-2-3.

- Emphasize personality, relationship, and motivation through small, simple details.

- Spotlight on the Backdrop: Using props and setting to move your story forward.

- Audition each character: Making sure each movement matches their personality.

- Manipulate the reader’s focus using tips from Broadway directors.

- Write your character deeper into conflict, with a flick of the wrist, and a punch of emotion.

*****Please note, these lectures and assignments apply to all genres.

There will be 2 lectures each week. Lectures include: examples pulled from NYT Best Sellers, scene dissection/manipulation, and editing tips. One assignment per week. Class members may be active or lurk and learn. Class members are encouraged to use this course to edit their current manuscript, or they may write fresh for each assignment.

Start Date:  Thursday, 10 November 2011
Cost: 30(USD)
Topics: 6