If you struggle with plot, you are not alone. Many writers get inspired to begin a book, only to get lost in the middle or find themselves wrestling with an ending. Often, people who can write beautifully still feel daunted by the prospect of plotting a novel.
We'll cover inciting incidents, turning points, climax, denouement, premise, message, theme, conflict, resolution, character goals, motivation, stakes, and arc.
If you’re a “pantser” (someone who doesn’t outline in advance) and you have a finished draft, this class will provide exercises to tone up your plot. And if you’re an “outliner” (someone who outlines in advance), you can tone up your plot as you outline.
Open to all genres except picture book, and all levels from beginner to advanced.
Where: 357 S McCaslin in Louisville
When: 4 Mondays, starting Sept 16, ending Oct 7
Cost: $205 member/$230 non-member
***Tuition assistance is always available: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/content/writership-tuition-assistance
Register here: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/workshop/4-week-lighthouse-north%E2%80%94getting-your-plot-shape?session=1704
Victoria Hanley finds joy in nurturing emerging writers. She is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write. Her fantasy novels for YA and MG readers have been published in thirteen languages and have received awards and honors in the U.S.and abroad, including the Colorado Book Award, the Kallbacher-Klapperschlange, the International Reading Association Young Adults Choices list, the Colorado Authors League Top Hand Award, Publishers West Silver Award, and New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her books have also been placed on state award lists in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and Colorado, and she is the 2016 Lighthouse Beacon Award recipient.
For more information, visit www.victoriahanley.com.