ON DEMAND: Why are We HERE? Scenes that HOOK

Class Title: Why are We HERE? Scenes that HOOK

Price: $55.00 USD Standard

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Where: At Your Computer (or on supported devices)


Instructor: Maria Grace

Class Description: 

All stories are comprised of component parts, namely scenes. Though the term ‘scene’ might not seem super sexy, it is the fundamental building block of all great stories.

Knowing where and when to start a scene, where to stop, what to reveal or keep secret is all part of the magic that traps the reader in the fictive dream and won’t let them go.

Crafting scenes that hook is what will make YOUR stories stand out amidst the millions of self-published books being churned out every year.

Strong scenes make for superlative STORYTELLING.

This class will cover:

  • What is a scene and why is it important?
  • The MRU-the smallest unit of scene
  • Scene and Sequel—what are they and why both are crucial
  • The key parts of a good scene
  • What story functions do scenes accomplish?
  • How to evaluate scenes during the editing phase 
  • How to improve weak scenes
  • And MORE!

About the Instructor:

Maria Grace is the author of 23 books. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences.


She has one husband, earned two graduate degrees and two black belts, raised three sons, danced English Country dance for four years, is aunt to five nieces, is designing a sixth Regency-era costume, blogged seven years on Random Bits of Fascination, has outlines for eight novels waiting to be written, attended nine English country dance balls, and shared her life with ten cats.