Scene and Sequel--Plotting Super Power
Never write a dull scene again! Scene & Sequel is like a plotting machine--it will kick reader emotions into high gear and keep your fans turning the pages. Professor Dwight Swain discovered these powerful Scene & Sequel concepts after spending decades studying which elements made certain books and movies into blockbusters. He and his student and fellow professor, Jack Bickham, wrote more than a hundred successful novels—several were made into blockbuster films. They guided hundreds of other writers to bestselling fame: Louis L'amour, Tony Hillerman, Ken Follett, Jim Butcher, to name only a few.
Scene & Sequel is a SUPER powerful tool! But it can be challenging to grasp. And even tougher to put into action. Good news! Kathleen developed an EASY TO UNDERSTAND method. She distilled the process, and in this hands on workshop she will give you cheat sheets and examples. She’ll walk you through how to apply the power of Scene and Sequel to your current manuscript.
Scene & Sequel WORKS! Kathleen uses it in her award-winning bestselling novels. To date she has had more than eight producers, screenwriters, and directors vying for options on her latest YA series, A School for Unusual Girls. The first option she signed was with a Paramount producer, Ian Bryce, producer of Spiderman, Transformers, Saving Private Ryan, and other notable films.
Kathleen Baldwin has written several award-winning Regency romantic comedies including Mistaken Kiss, a Holt Medallion Finalist. Her alternate history for teens, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, was a Junior Library Guild selection. Kansas State NEA Reading Circle gave her a starred review in their “Best of the Best” for High Schools. The New York Times called it “enticing from the first sentence.” Texas library Association awarded Kathleen the Spirit of Texas for their 2016 middle school reading programs. Scholastic licensed her books for school book fairs. REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS, Book 3 in the Stranje House series, recently won a 2018 Booksellers’ Best award.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls Kathleen’s romantic Regency adventure series, “completely original and totally engrossing.”
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