Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thayer Memorial Library
Building Plot and Sustaining Narrative Momentum, with John Bell
Do you have a meaningful premise, a vision of a world, and compelling characters, but your story still isn’t moving? Plot is the crucial ingredient that braids those ingredients together, and narrative momentum is what carries readers along. Author J. L. Bell offers principles and techniques for developing a compelling plot and getting around common roadblocks. His formula for understanding narrative momentum provides a clear way to understand where to put your attention.
J. L. Bell is a published author of both fiction and nonfiction, prose and comics, for both adults and young readers. His latest book is The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. He was a book editor for over ten years, with his titles including two New York Times bestsellers.