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

***I just wanted to let everyone know, I have revamped every single one of my classes. I have learned so much this year about how to better these events, that I re-did them all. So, even if you have attended these classes before, I guarantee you there will be new information in them.***

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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  • Karen K.

    Good as usual

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class. Good interaction in a packed house.

    January 6, 2013

  • Bryan D.

    Much more in-depth than the last time I took the class. Very informative and a great place to start for anyone who wants to become an author.

    January 6, 2013

  • Kimberly McCann B.

    It was informative and interesting. I was pleasantly surprised. Drake is entertaining and knowledgeable. Thank you. I will be back next month. =-)

    January 6, 2013

  • Kimberly McCann B.

    Are the handouts updated?

    January 6, 2013

  • Tami C.

    HI. I tried to download the handout, but the "download here" links are not working.

    January 5, 2013

    • James Patrick L.

      I couln't download the handout either. Sometimes it doesn't load; I always take a notebook...good luck...

      January 5, 2013

    • James Patrick L.

      I just printed out "Plot Development Part I" from going to http://www.maxwellale...­

      I think this is the one. If not, it is a darned good one. And; I always take a note pad. Good luck...

      January 6, 2013

  • tammi b.

    This will be my first meet up I am very excited!

    January 1, 2013

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