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Advanced Plotting

Many books and workshops teach the basics of plotting: conflict, complications, climax. Now learn advanced techniques that will make a decent plot dynamic. Start with a “grab you by the throat” opening to pull readers into the story. Learn how to pack the plot full by
complicating your complications. Control your pacing through sentence and paragraph length. And finally, encourage late-night reading under the covers cliffhanger chapter endings. Learn techniques to make any story or book better. Novelists will benefit from these insights, whether they are just starting out or have years of experience.

I've given variations of this talk at workshops around the country, and I'm doing an online video version for Delve Writing next month. I have also conducted forum workshops like the ones you have.

Our Host: Kris Bock

  1. Waiting in suspense

    Started by hotyve, March 11th, 2014 03:08 AM
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  2. Typing Sorry everyone!!

    Started by Karenne, March 11th, 2014 09:32 PM
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  3. Share Your Questions and Comments

    Started by Kris Bock, March 16th, 2014 10:30 AM
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  4. Wrap-up and Request

    Started by Kris Bock, March 16th, 2014 10:48 AM
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  5. Day 5: How to Write Vivid Scenes

    Started by Kris Bock, March 16th, 2014 10:24 AM
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  6. Workshop Overview

    Started by Kris Bock, March 12th, 2014 11:37 PM
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  7. Day 3: Analyzing Your Plot with the Plot Outline Exercise

    Started by Kris Bock, March 14th, 2014 11:34 AM
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    March 14th, 2014, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Post Questions and Comments on Your Work

    Started by Kris Bock, March 14th, 2014 11:43 AM
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  9. An Example of the Plot Outline Exercise

    Started by Kris Bock, March 15th, 2014 01:17 PM
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