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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 …