Interactive Writing Workshop by Susan Cummins Miller

November 17, 2012 workshop

Fiction Writers:

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


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

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.

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