The Scene Mastery Workshop

Write and Edit Scenes Your Readers Can’t Put Down

Have you ever edited a chapter over and over and over again, until you were sure it was pretty much perfect . . .

. . . but when you shared it with others (an editor, a writers group, beta readers, your mom), they didn’t like it?

Maybe they gave you stinging critique. Or maybe they said something bland like, “That’s nice,” but you could tell they didn’t get it.

If you’re ready to craft scenes your readers love, this workshop is for you.

How It Works

I’ll gather 8 writers for a group workshop.

We’ll meet on Zoom once a week for 10 weeks.

Each week, we’ll study a scene from a published novel.

Then, I’ll workshop a scene written by one of the writers in our group.

By The End, You’ll . . .

Revise a scene of your novel based on my feedback.

Understand the fundamental structure that makes scenes work, plus how you can adapt it to a variety of genres and writing styles.

Be equipped with scene editing tools you can use to revise ALL your scenes. (These are the tools I use with my one-on-one editing clients!)

Workshop Price


Date and Time

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern time

Workshop begins on June 26

What’s Included

  • 10 weekly, live, 1.5-hr workshopping calls with a group of 8 writers
  • 2 rounds of feedback from me on one of your scenes
  • Guided study of masterful scenes from published novels
  • Optional weekly writing prompts to help you apply concepts to your own writing
  • A scene editing process you can apply to every scene in your manuscript

Ready to Join? Apply Now

Fill out the form below to apply for the workshop.

Then, we’ll jump on a call together to make sure it’s a great fit for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I apply?

I’ll review your application. Then, I’ll reach out to schedule a one-on-one call with you. We’ll discuss your current manuscript, your writing goals, and whether the Scene Mastery Workshop is a good fit for you.

If we decide it’s a good fit, I’ll send you a link to purchase the workshop. Once you’ve purchased, you’re in!

What are the dates of the workshop?

The workshop will meet on Wednesdays at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific. Each session will be 90 minutes.

The first session will be on June 26. We’ll meet for 10 weeks, and the final session will be on September 4. (We will not meet on Wednesday, July 17.)

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I’m happy to split the price into installments. Apply for the workshop, then mention on our call that you’re interested in a payment plan.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes! Every session will be recorded, and you’ll receive the recording later that same day.

What if I have to miss a session? Can I still join the workshop?

Yes! You can still join the workshop. All the sessions will be recorded, so you’ll be able to catch anything you miss.

There are just four sessions where it will be essential for you to join us live:

  • The first session, June 26
  • The final session, September 4
  • The week when you’re in the hot seat for scene workshopping
  • The week after you’re in the hot seat for workshopping

I’ll prepare the hot seat schedule at the start of the workshop, so you’ll know your dates well in advance. And if you know ahead of time that you have a conflict, just let me know and I’ll make sure you’re not scheduled for the hot seat that week!

Which scene should I choose to share for workshopping?

I recommend that you choose a scene that’s giving you trouble. That might be:

  • A major scene that you really want to get right
  • A slow scene in between major scenes, and you don’t want to lose readers while they wait for interesting things to happen
  • Something else

If you feel like it’s not your best work (yet!), or it showcases an area of scene writing that you struggle with, that’s the perfect scene to share. I’ll give you feedback that will help you make that scene shine!

Who is this workshop for? Are there any prerequisites?

This workshop is designed to help experienced writers level up their scene writing and editing skills. We’ll go beyond the basics to help you refine and polish your writing.

If you have completed a draft of a novel, this workshop is probably a good fit for you. (Even if you haven’t yet published a novel!)

If you have not yet completed a draft of a novel, this workshop isn’t a good fit.

Refine Your Scenes from GOOD to GREAT

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