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Classes Starting the Week of June 17 & 24

Starting the Week of June 17 Adding Humor to Novels and Short Stories with Steve Shrott No Flying Body Parts: Learn to Create Realistic Fight Scenes with Jimmy Morris  Intensive: Yellow Highlighter Workshop with MM Pollard  Starting the Week of June 24 Making GMC Work for YOU with Robyn DeHart Plotting and Planning: How to Write …
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Prime Stakes by Jacqui Lipton

Elements of a Plot If you’ve ever plotted out a novel, or taken a story structure class, you’re probably familiar with the idea of working forward from the protagonist’s goal. As I (and MANY others) have said: CHARACTER + DESIRE + OBSTACLES = PLOT. If you know what your character wants more than anything else …
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Three-Dimensional Writing by Karen S. Wiesner

Applied to writing, the word three-dimensional is easy to define as solid, realistic, rounded, and lifelike, even living. The hard part for authors comes in translating these concepts into the craft of writing. Most writers know what is not three-dimensional writing. Simple words and phrases convey what’s lacking: flat, cardboard, paper doll, archetypal, convenient to …