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Get Some Backbone: Plotting Essentials Master Class

Make your story construction (in fiction and nonfiction) conscious and purposeful by delivering the characters (and the reader) from one state to another and having your story arc in all the right places. Join writer Marcia Walker for this evening master class in craft as she discusses the many ways to build events in your story to excite, innovate, and inform.

Next Session: Monday, November 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
Online via Interactive Video Conference

Note: this session is closed. Please have a look at our Personalized Writing Coaching page or contact us so we can talk with you about your writing and how we can support you!

What is plot? What is story? What makes us keep reading and what makes us lose interest? All stories must travel and with each moment, the causal relationships between characters bring them into clarity or new states of being. When the writer does this well, we don’t even notice. We’re magically gripped in the events and conflicts of the characters. When it’s clunky or awkwardly written, we tend to put the book down and not return.

In this 1.5 hour master class in writing craft, writer Marcia Walker discusses the hidden layers of plot and the many ways a to build events in your story to thrill your reader and make them lean in and not want to leave until the last page has ended. Discussion, exercises, and sample readings will show you how to take on causality, metafiction, character-based plotting and the benefits and pitfalls of outlining in your work.

For all levels of writer working in fiction and nonfiction


[ezcol_1quarter]Dates:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Next Session: Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. EST[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Length:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]90 minutes[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Where:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Online via Interactive Video Conferencing[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Instructor:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Marcia Walker[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

How the Online Seminar Works

  • After enrolling, you will receive an email with information about your workshop
  • Five minutes before the seminar begins, you will receive your secure link to the private video conference for the master class.


Marcia Walker, Writing Instructor for One Lit Place at onelitplace.comMarcia Walker

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