Unsticking Your Story with Hollie Smurthwaite

Craft Unsticking Your Story with Hollie Smurthwaite

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Mixed
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Category
Characters, Description/Setting, Editing, Dialogue, Structure, GMC, Plotting, POV, Voice, Worldbuilding, Writer's Life
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UNSTUCKSMURTHWAITE
4-week class with the purpose of restarting a stalled project, pushing past writer's block, or enlivening a dull manuscript. A project can become stuck for a variety of reasons including internal resistance, shiny object syndrome, fatal flaws, and issues with craft.

This class is designed to help writers figure out if the problem is with the writer or the writing, and then learn ways to help build excitement and motivation to shift momentum back into the manuscript.
Syllabus
4-week class with the purpose of restarting a stalled project, pushing past writer's block, or enlivening a dull manuscript.

Week 1: Internal vs External
  • Internal obstacles
  • Knowing when to walk away
  • Brainstorming
Week 2: Plot Fixes
  • GMC
  • Stakes
  • Action
  • Twists
  • Location
Week 3: Character Fixes
  • Character sheets
  • Secondary characters
  • Conflict
  • Turning things askew
  • Locked room
Week 4: Craft Fixes
  • Language
  • Pacing and POV
  • Swerving
  • Lean into strength
  • Shift tacks
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Author
Hollie
Start date
Jan 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM
End date
Feb 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Registration end date
Jan 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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