Mastering Plot Structure with Carleton Chinner
Give depth and meaning to your stories with plots that will keep your readers turning pages.
Mastering plot can be one of the most challenging aspects of story craft. This three-hour workshop will show you how to structure your novel with a riveting plot that calls to the readers’ feelings. We will examine the available options that bring depth and colour to your story, find out how to continually increase the readers’ excitement, and how to bring this all to a satisfying ending.
Unavailable to make it in person? The Queensland Writers Centre also offers the opportunity to watch this workshop via online live stream. Tickets and further information are available here.
You will improve your plot building abilities through practical exercises and group discussions in the areas listed below:
– The key elements in every successful plot
– Common plot structures and how authors use them
– How to use plot structure to bring depth to your characters
– Using the internal structure of each scene to drive your plot forward
– Building structure that winds the tension up to an epic story climax
– How to use plot devices to add life to flat storylines
– Choosing tropes that work