10 Power Techniques for Starting Your Scenes

I’m excited to announce an upcoming free live webinar with award-winning author and writing teacher, Bonnie Johnston, about scenes and specifically scene openings.

Scenes are the building blocks of story; and if you can understand how scenes work, and don’t work, you’re a long way to writing successful stories.


What do great scene openings have in common?

How can you be confident that the first sentence or two of your scene will hook your readers and reel them in?

Discover the answers in this upcoming webinar.

Reserve Your Seat Now and uncover how to craft powerful scene openings…

Sign up here: http://writersfunzone.com/blog/scene-openings-webinar/

Date: April 3, 2018, 5pm PT/8pm ET

Guest Instructor: Bonnie Johnston
Hosted by Beth Barany

What You’ll Learn on the Live Webinar:

  • The 4-part structure of a scene
  • How the scene’s rising action, climax and resolution unfold from the opening
  • How to know if you’ve started your scene in the right place
  • 10 powerful scene-starting techniques that will grab your readers’ attention and draw them into the scene’s action
  • Plus, you’ll get a peek into Manuscript Magic, a masterclass on revision and editing

Sneak Peek

I interviewed Bonnie recently as she took apart a great scene opening, a mediocre scene opening, and a dysfunctional scene opening — all so we can understand how to write a good one — or fix a bad one. PS. I have short hair now. 🙂

Or you check it out on YouTube here:


Sign up for this webinar and get access to Bonnie’s video, “What Is a Scene?”

Sign up here: http://writersfunzone.com/blog/scene-openings-webinar/

Hope to see you there!




Beth Barany is an award-winning novelist, master neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, and certified creativity coach for writers. She specializes in helping writers experience clarity, so they can write, revise, and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. Her courses are packed with useful hands-on information that you can implement right away.

She runs an online school for fiction writers and a 12-month group coaching program to help them get published. More resources on publishing, book marketing, and novel writing on her blog, Writer’s Fun Zone. Books | Coaching | School for Novelists


Lynn Johnston is a writing mentor and award-winning author with a passion for teaching fiction writers how to increase the emotional impact of their stories to turn readers into fans.

She blogs at Write Smarter, Not Harder, where you can download her free ebook, Editing for Story.

She’s also the author of The 30 Day Novel Workbook, The 30 Day Romance Novel Workbook, and The Writer’s Guide to Getting Organized.

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