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People, like novels, come in every shape and size, yet no two are exactly alike. But peel back the cover—the skin—and you’ll find that everyone has a remarkably similar skeleton that gives us our shape and structure. Novels, whatever the genre, also share a skeletal framework of story structure. In this 5-week novel-plotting workshop, we’ll examine the elements of three-act structure and the Hero’s Journey, both in terms of structuring your story during the creation process, and how to use these “bones” of story structure as tools in the revision process. You’ll use this anatomy to plot the skeleton of your novel as we go.

5 Tuesdays: 5, 12 19, 26 May and 2 June 2015

Location: The Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton McMurphey, Eugene (near Skinner Butte)

People, like novels, come in every shape and size, yet no two are exactly alike. But peel back the cover—the skin—and you’ll find that everyone has a remarkably similar skeleton that gives us our shape and structure. Novels, whatever the genre, also share a skeletal framework of story structure. In this 5-week novel-plotting workshop, we’ll examine the elements of three-act structure and the Hero’s Journey, both in terms of structuring your story during the creation process, and how to use these “bones” of story structure as tools in the revision process. You’ll use this anatomy to plot the skeleton of your novel as we go.

  • Week 1: Structure, Narrative Arcs, and Charter Development; Plotting ACT I
  • Week 2: The Long Middle: Plotting ACT II
  • Week 3: Story Problems, and Subplots: Plotting ACT II
  • Week 4: Knock-out Endings: Plotting ACT III
  • Week 5: Fixing Plot Holes & Problems, Themes, Fast First Drafts, & Survival Tips
May 5th, 2015 6:00 PM   through   June 2nd, 2015 9:00 PM
Stellaria Building
150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd.
Upstairs in the Community Rooms
Eugene, OR 97401
United States
Novel Plotting Class $ 195.00
Donation
Donation $15 $ 15.00
Donation $25 $ 25.00
Donation $50 $ 50.00