Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers! We’re Road-testing a One-Week Workshop

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

We would like a group of writers to road-test a one-week online workshop for us. Only $21.

Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers!

A Project of The Baltimore Review

Seven Scenes for Fiction Writers is a one-week opportunity for writers to practice writing vivid scenes and to give and receive structured feedback on a user-friendly learning platform.

Each day beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 at noon, we will post three ideas for a scene, 1,000 words or less (very short scenes are fine), that could be used in a work of fiction. Participants write scenes, then give and receive feedback in the Discussion section.

Unable to write a scene on each of the seven days? Want to backtrack and write a scene from a previous day? Not a problem. Post when you can. But do try to provide brief feedback to others.

Each day's possibilities page will remain open, and you will be able to post scenes and give and receive feedback, for one week after the Day Seven page is published.

Cut and paste your scene into the discussion box on the right of each day's page. Click "Post" when you're ready to share. Then reply with brief feedback to at least two other writers, using the following structure:

Feedback structure:

Respond to fellow participants’ scenes with the following:
(1) a strength of the scene
(2) a suggestion the writer may wish to consider when revising
(3) an idea or two for related scenes to consider in developing a story further

That's it. Pretty simple, right? 1-2-3.

Sign up right here, through Submittable: https://baltimorereview.submittable.com/submit . In the cover letter box, write "Sign me up for Seven Scenes," and we'll get you registered. You can register through July 20, 2015. It's fine to jump in a little late. You'll catch up.