Saturday, July 04, 2009

From Thought to Plot - August 22, 2009

Mary and Dianna will show you how to develop a budding idea BEFORE you begin to plot. This is not the 2 day Power Plotting retreat, but a brainstorming workshop where they will show you where a story and characters break down before you get to the point of plotting. The backbone of a strong story begins with developing these critical points in the early stages of brainstorming so that you aren't trying to "shore" up your story later. Most stories fall apart because once a writer has invested a significant amount of work in a story it's much harder to back up and make changes so they press ahead, shoving support wherever they can. For this reason, come to this workshop with a "NEW" idea you have not fully developed to the point where the idea of making any change is stressful. This workshop is to show you how to take ideas and spin them to be fresh and different, yet with a strong plot infrastructure.

***Suggested movies to watch since these will be referenced during the workshop (plus, these are the movie examples used in the Break Into Fiction® book to keep continuity for those using the book to plot a novel):
PRETTY WOMAN, BOURNE IDENTITY, CASABLANCA, FINDING NEMO

The workshop will be held in meeting room 101 of the Homewood Public Library.

1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Presented by Southern Magic, Birmingham chapter of the Romance Writers of America

Click here for more details.

3 comments:

Christine said...

Oh, I can't wait to go to this workshop!
Very cool--have already seen all the movies.

M.V.Freeman said...

I'm so going to be there!

Caitlin Wildhagen said...

I can't wait to get a hold of these movies and watch them. I don't know if I can concentrate, being all excited for this workshop!

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this book? Or should I just order it?