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New for 2017 Story Structure for Pantsers, Plotters, and everyone in between with Terri Main

Build a storyline that keeps reader engaged.

  1. terrimain
    New this year at SavvyAuthors!:
    • New!!
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $25 & Basic Members $35

    **Register by September 26 and save $5, use code STRUCTUREMAIN at checkout!**
    $5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts:
    • Editing
    • Structure
    • Genre
    • Plotting
    Whether you prefer to create a detailed plot outline, jot down just a few notes, or just sit down and begin writing, you cannot ignore story structure. You might perfect it before you begin to write or during the editing process. Most often, you will need to do so both in planning and revision.

    This course explores key concepts in building a story line that will keep your reader engaged. We make no judgments about whether detailed plotting or a more improvised approach is best. That's your call. This course just looks at what the finished product needs to look like regardless of your planning strategy.
    This course will cover:

    • Classic plot structure
    • Stories in Three Acts
    • Character-driven and Situation-Driven Stories
    • Goal Orientation in Story Structure
    • Four Classic Conflicts and One Modern one
    • Scenes: The Building Blocks of Plot.

Recent Reviews

  1. Greta242
    Toward the end of the class, I could not locate the homework for the individual lectures. That is the only problem I encountered. Other than that the class was fantastic. The instructor did a great job with the lectures and giving us feedback on the homework assignments I could find. Thank you for having this class. I will definitely sign up for more classes in the future.
    1. terrimain
      Author's Response
      Every lesson does not have homework. I guess I should have explained that. All of the homework was posted in the homework section. I'm not someone to just give makework assignments. But that is something I should have made clear.
  2. SueZenker
    Informative and useful materials for all kinds of planners, specific strategies to help you finish your manuscript, and an inspiring instructor who dedicated a great deal of time providing detailed feedback to all participants. Highly recommended.