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Using Laurie Ashbourne's fantastic Breakdown Webcast as your guide, take a scene (up to 2 pages) - existing or new - and 1) show us the beats of rising action within the scene, 2) explain what happened in the scene before that caused this, and 3) what it will lead to in the next scene. Full Bio »
Using Laurie Ashbourne's fantastic Breakdown Webcast as your guide, take a scene (up to 2 pages) - existing or new - and 1) show us the beats of rising action within the scene, 2) explain what happened in the scene before that caused this, and 3) what it will lead to in the next scene.
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