Special Members-Only Workshop

Time, place, and registration link will be emailed directly to current Northern Virginia Writers Club members.  Emails will be sent out between August 17th and 21st.  Space is limited so please register as soon as you receive your email.

You Ain’t Scene Nothing Yet!

In this short workshop, award-winning short story writer Art Taylor discusses approaches to building scenes and arranging them as part of larger narratives, whether linear or modular and whether short- or longer-form. What could/should be the components of an individual scene? How do you begin and end scenes? How should one scene distinguish itself from another? How should scenes interrelate? The balance of scene and summary and the use of writing tools like Scrivener to plan scenes and structure will also be discussed.

Art Taylor Bio

"Art Taylor"

“Art Taylor”

Art Taylor has won two Agatha Awards, a Macavity Award, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction in addition to being twice named a finalist for the Anthony Award. Stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, in the Chesapeake Crime anthologies This Job Is Murder and Homicidal Holidays, and in other journals and anthologies. His novel in stories On the Road With Del and Louise will be published in September by Henery Press. He teaches at George Mason University and contributes frequently to the Washington Post and Mystery Scene.