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Plot Structure–Building the Foundation to a Page-Turning Story-Pt 1 of Plotting

Before you start writing your story, you need a clear idea of where your story is going. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he presents his class, "Plot Structure – Building the Foundation to a Page-Turning Story." This class will give you insight into how to create a structure that will become the foundation for your story, as well as providing you with several tools to help you stay organized. From plotting in reverse, to a three-act play, this class will help you understand how to set the "beats" of your story and how to insure that you hit them, leaving your readers hungry for more.

Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the my MAD writing section of my website at



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  • Jenna N.

    Informative and very thorough with great examples

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the class. Damn, there were a lot of people present. If you take these classes, arrive early.

    January 12, 2014

  • Jeff A.

    Very informative and interesting.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    arg... And here I forget to print out the stuff at work. Sigh...

    January 12, 2014

  • Bernadette Q.

    Drake after finally grasping the Show Not Tell, shucks, I am ready to compare how I develop my plot structure to your methods and replace any of those, "I thought I was doing alright!" when you show me how it is correctly done. This teacher remains teachable! I am a believer in your talents. Kudos and Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2013

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