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Act 2 Blues

Saturday, August 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Garden C

Act Two Blues teaches techniques on how to keep the “big middle” section moving, escalating, and interesting. Cynthia will demonstrate how to develop subplots, raise the stakes, forward theme, deepen character, and build energy to launch your story into a dynamic, fully set-up Act Three. Useful for Screenwriters and Novelists.


Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. She has sold over 70 feature-length scripts, thirty of which have been produced. Her work includes Buffalo Girls; Selma, Lord, SelmaI Know My First Name is Steven; and Mark Twain and Me. She has been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy, the Edgar, WGA and the Humanitas.  Her new book The Heart of the Film came out May 2017, on writing love stories in screenplays.  She teaches screenwriting courses twice a year through Willamette Writers.