Master Class - Scene Critique and Revision

This course has ended, but you can enroll to access all the videos and handouts

In this 4-week master class, you'll gain expert technique in scene writing and revision. For four weeks, more than a dozen writers' scenes were analyzed and critiqued for solid structure, build to a high moment, character revelation and change, effective multilayered dialogue, sensory detail, rich setting description, microtension, and so much more!

Students were given tools to help spot the weak areas in their own scenes and learn exactly what to do to fix them so they accomplish just what they intended. This is technique you can apply to your own scenes!

Masterful scene writing is the key to a successful novel!


Students have access to both sections, which means twice as much instruction! All videos of both sessions have been be uploaded on the site for viewing. That's four critiqued scenes recorded, with 2-3 hours of analysis each week!

Normally a two- or three-hour master class would cost this much or way more!

You'll have access to the original scenes written by each writer as well as the critiqued scenes showing the suggested changes.

Your Instructor

C. S. Lakin
C. S. Lakin

C. S. Lakin is the award-winning author of thirty books and blogger at Live Write Thrive, a top-ten site for writers. She works as a book copyeditor and writing coach, specializing in manuscript critiques. Her writing craft book series The Writer's Toolbox teaches aspiring and experienced novelists how to write terrific stories. More than 5,000 writers have taken her online video courses over the last 10 years. She loves nothing more than to help writers craft stellar novels and experience success and joy in their writing journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course was held on Zoom for 4 weeks/sessions between August 1 and August 22, 2022. All sessions (two sections, total of eight sessions) have been recorded and uploaded to the course site for lifetime access.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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