Every work of fiction is a mix of magic and mechanics. How do you build up the latter in your work in order to make the former possible? What is the perfect formula for letting your imagination run wild? How do you structure a story?
In this two-hour session, we’ll focus on designing your novel or short fiction around a strong, propulsive plot that is truly satisfying for your reader. We will discuss how to distill your plot down to its essential conflict, and then how to jump off from that conflict to create an outline that strengthens a story’s internal logic. Focusing on your mechanics in this nuts-and-bolts way will help you gain clarity on your story’s shape and characters’ motivations. It opens up the space for magic to happen.
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