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Classes Starting the Week of Oct 21 & 28

Starting the Week of October 21 Going Wide with Ines Johnson  Writing the YA with Fleur Bradley Stuck? Ways to Move Out of the Stuck-in-the Middle with Kathy Otten Starting the week of October 28th Am I Evil? A Primer on Creating Villains with Sascha Illyvich How to Write Horror Short Story with Steve Shrott …
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Classes Starting the Week of May 20 & 27

Starting the Week of May 20 Plot Gardening with Ines Johnson  Driving Through Tunnels—What Does Your Character Fear Most? with Kathy Otten  Overwriting Oh Nos! Trimming Your Prose the Painless Way with JoSelle Vanderhooft Starting the Week of May 27 Romancing the Doctor: An Author’s Guide to Medical Terminology with Patricia Fischer  How to Write the …
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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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Let’s Avoid the Writer’s Block with L. C. Hayden

Using incidents to develop plot- using “What if…” Beginning February 26, I will be presenting a workshop through SavvyAuthors about how to write a novel in ninety days. One of the things I will be discussing is how to use incidents (the specific happenings in the story) to develop the plot. Yeah, easier said than …