September 1-12, 2008 This course is for intermediate level writers, advanced writers if they have a weakness in this area. Blurb: Learn how characterization and plotting weave together to make your story come alive. Outline of lessons and discussion topics: Characterization - Character profile questions and interviewing your characters - Creating backstory and when to use it - Character is Action - **GMC: Goal, motivation and conflict. This will also be discussed with plot. - Writing strong characters and viewpoint - Three Dimensional Characters - No Sagging Middles Plot and Characterization and discussion topics - What is Plot? What does it do? - Plot is Action - GMC: Goal, motivation and conflict - Stimulus and Response - No Sagging Middles **Scene and sequel Putting it all together.