As all in Vermont know, and many across the country also know, Vermont ended up suffering a catastrophic flood on the 10th and 11th of July.
It’s been a while since I was at a residency in person, and teaching at Solstice MFA reminded me what I love about these residencies when they’re irl. They’re more than classes. They’re more than readings. They’re more than workshop. So much happens in the interstices.
She pulled the suitcase slowly over the litter of ice chunks and grit. She held it steady so it wouldn’t tip. As she stopped under the bus stop sign, she carefully set it from two to four wheels, as if it was full even though it was almost empty. Lina didn’t know how she had lost all her things.
Scofield’s primary point is that each scene has a pulse, which writers can think about in all kinds of ways, but, basically, the scene has emotional dynamics that relate to the overall story. The characters have wants or needs.