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BTO Rewind: How to Write a Key Scene with John DeDakis

  • 23 Sep 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

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BTO Rewind: How to Write a Key Scene with John DeDakis

A key scene is an essential building block in any work of fiction. In this session, you'll learn tips and strategies for making the scene you see in your head come alive on the page so that your reader is compelled to keep turning the pages rather than turn out the light. Writing exercises will give class members a hands-on feel for how to add texture, dynamism, and drama to a story. The session also provides practical, hands-on guidance about the rewriting process. An added benefit: giving and receiving critical feedback.


Journalist, novelist, and writing coach John DeDakis (pronounced: deh-DAY-kiss) is a former senior copy editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." DeDakis is the author of five novels in the Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense-thriller series. His most recent novel, Fake, is a winner of the 2020 Reviewers Choice Award. In Fake, Lark is a White House correspondent dealing with "fake news" in the era of #MeToo.  DeDakis regularly teaches novel writing online and at literary centers, writers' conferences, and bookstores around the country and abroad.  DeDakis is also a jazz drummer. For more about John, visit: www.JohnDeDakis.com 


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