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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. Share Your Openings

    Started by Kris Bock, March 12th, 2014 12:41 PM
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    March 14th, 2014, 02:24 AM Go to last post
  2. Hi y'all!

    Started by Tambra, March 10th, 2014 07:11 PM
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    March 11th, 2014, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  3. The Promise of the First Chapter

    Started by Kris Bock, March 12th, 2014 07:44 AM
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    March 12th, 2014, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Waiting in suspense

    Started by hotyve, March 11th, 2014 03:08 AM
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    March 11th, 2014, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Waiting to learn

    Started by scdane, March 11th, 2014 08:38 AM
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    March 11th, 2014, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Share Your Questions and Comments

    Started by Kris Bock, March 16th, 2014 10:30 AM
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    March 19th, 2014, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Developing Your Idea into a Story

    Started by Kris Bock, March 13th, 2014 11:14 AM
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    March 13th, 2014, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Characters in Conflict

    Started by Kris Bock, March 13th, 2014 11:22 AM
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  9. Workshop Overview

    Started by Kris Bock, March 12th, 2014 11:37 PM
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