In this workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels.
Whether you are an organized planner or a writer who flies by the seat of their pants, a novel still needs structure. In this workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels. Using the three-act structure as a map, we will explore the basic components of a novel’s plot.
Learn at your own pace: This workshop will take place over Wet Ink, which is an asynchronous creative writing platform. The instructor will post a lesson and assignment at the beginning of each week, and participants can log in and read the lessons/post assignments/comment on other classmates’ work at their convenience. Shortly before the start date, participants will receive an invite from Wet Ink to create their login info and access the class. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.
In this workshop you’ll:
- Clearly define the premise of your novel
- Determine your main character(s) and the central conflicts (both external and internal)
- Define (and write) the inciting incident
- Determine the novel’s climax
- Begin to consider possible conclusions
- 3-5 hours per week
- Hooked by Les Edgerton
- Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell
Who should take this workshop?
- This workshop is for anyone struggling with the plot and structure of their novel.
If you need an accommodation for this workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to fulfill all requests, but advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.