with Kris Neri
Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL BE ONLINE.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.
This workshop will focus on moving from premise to plot. Many newer writers report that they’re great at coming up with intriguing story ideas, but they don’t always know how to break those big ideas down into workable parts that actually allow them to write effectively. Award-winning author and writing instructor, Kris Neri, will show writers how to focus their novels, moving step-by-step through the novel-planning process, exploring first, the Central Problem concept. They will then move onto a discussion of the value of writing a dust jacket description, which helps highlight the essential characters, conflicts, and drama of their narratives. From there, this workshop will explore the importance of backstory, the illusive hidden story, and the way antagonism functions in different categories of fiction, and how those together can will help writers to avoid plot holes. Finally, the workshop will address the 3-act structure for fiction and will look at how it dovetails with the Central Problem and the essential nature of story.