Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight

Pacing-Tension Braiding Conflicts to Build the Perfect Climax with Angela Knight

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. GMC
  5. Voice
  6. Worldbuilding
  7. Writer's Life
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Class Length
4 Weeks
The basic building blocks of romance fiction are conflicts: internal, external, and romantic. Strong conflicts drive readers to keep reading in order to discover who wins.

No matter how beautiful the writing is, if the conflict isn’t strong enough, the reader will get bored and go read something else. Great conflicts, on the other hand, can turn a book into a bestseller and an author into an autobuy.

New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight explains how she designs conflicts for maximum punch, then uses them to construct a climax that is both unpredictable and powerful. She provides students with worksheets they can use to design their own conflicts, then determine how to resolve them in an emotionally satisfying way.

She will also provide a character creation tool and plotting grid.
Besides the lessons, you’ll get a set of worksheets you can use to develop your plot and characters.

You’ll also be able to email Angela scenes from your current book for a private critique. Since she's a professional editor, she can tell you how to better craft your work to get an editor or agent’s attention.

Here’s a list of lessons I’ll post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
  • Introduction: The importance of Conflict
  • This is your brain on storytelling
  • Gearing up for romance.
  • Internal Conflict as the Heart of Three-Dimensional Characters
  • Romantic Conflict as the Spine of the Romance
  • External Conflict as the Skeleton of the Plot
  • Building the Plot
  • Writing Action Turning Points
  • Writing powerful Turning Points for Conflicts
  • Writing The Black Moment
  • Dissecting the Climax of Arcane Heart
  • Choreographing the Villain’s Coup De Grace
  • Conclusion and the HEA
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Angela Knight
Start date
Feb 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 6, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 13, 2023 at 10:57 AM
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I loved that Angela gave us real world examples of how to braid conflict into our stories using her own novel. I also appreciated her taking the time to offer us feedback on our own work we submitted to her. She even included some handouts and extra lessons in with her own lessons. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone, even if they are a romance novelist.
This is my second class with Angela. Her lessons are so detailed, informative, and aligned with my writing process. And the fact that she offers critiques to every class member is above and beyond valuable. I will definitely be signing up for more classes with her!
When I started this class, I couldn’t figure out how to end my book. Angela’s lessons sparked my enthusiasm, and her critiques inspired me to plot a satisfying conclusion. I liked that she praised some of my work while critiquing and editing. Her input made me want to work harder. I hope to take more of her classes in the future.
This is my third class with Angela and each one was better than the last. She's a generous and responsive instructor who provides detailed lessons. The critiques that she provides alone are well worth the price of the class. Thanks to Angela for all the help and support.
Excellent lessons and feedback on homework submitted to instructor. I am an intermediate level and learned so much!
I’ve previously taken two of Angela’s courses, “Polish Your Pitch” and “Hearts and Handcuffs.” Her suggestions for my pitch resulted in an offer for publication. She is an outstanding teacher who provides detailed instruction and excellent critiques. I am grateful for her personal interest in my work and the time she has spent with me. I’m ready to turn in my final manuscript to my publisher after this class. Thank you, Angela, for everything!
Angela's course gave me what she promised. Easy-to-understand lessons. Pertinent and in-depth examples. Encouragement. Thoughtful, perceptive, and positive critiques. I loved her class and her sense of humor. Angela Knight is an instructor I will definitely follow.
Angela's classes always deliver. She pours more of herself into teaching than most. Never doubt the rewards of one of her classes!
Angela Knight is an outstanding instructor. Taking a class from her is like having a coach who walks alongside you. I feel fortunate to have taken two of her classes. She's detailed in her instruction, and best of all incredibly generous in her willingness and responsiveness in critiquing multiple scenes from her students.