Have you got saggy middles?
Lost your subplots?
Find out how to fix those beastly problems in this
interactive one-day workshop with mystery author
SUSAN CUMMINS MILLER
Most novels have 3 acts –
Act I: Sets up the conflict that drives the plot
Act II:Into the Belly of the Beast
Act III: Resolves the loose ends
- Story arcs and the Three-Act Structure of novels
- The “Hero’s Journey” as an aid to plotting
- How to spot major problems leading to stalled action and flagging plots
- The role of intermediate helpers, antagonists, goals and hurdles in creating a strong Act II
- How character interactions give rise to subplots
- The importance of subplots in increasing complexity, emotional satisfaction, pace and interest of the story
- How to weave subplots to increase tension and create a satisfying resolution
The Workshop Scoop
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.
When: November 17, 2012 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration deadline (hopefully date): Nov. 13, 2012
Where: Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd.
Seating is Limited, register now.
Cost – Sisters in Crime Members: $45.00 (includes lunch)
Cost – Non Members: $50.00 (includes lunch)
Register at the web site:www.tucsonsistersincrime.org
Tell a friend, bring a friend. Feel free to forward to the plotters and pantsers you know who are interested in improving their writing skills.