Just wanted to let folks know I'm teaching a couple of classes in Indianapolis for the Indiana Writers' Center, this fall. Below is the description of each class, times, fees, etc., and also the web site where you can find all the info you'd need for not only my classes but for others that will be offered. You don't have to be a member to attend, but members get a discount.
Without further ado, here are the classes:
Date: Sunday, October 5
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $76 Nonmembers, $52 members, $44 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Why? If a novel or short story has a poor beginning, then no one will keep reading. In this workshop participants will learn how to use the ten core components inherent to any good beginning. They’ll get detailed instruction on how to develop an inciting incident; keys for creating a cohesive, story-worthy problem; and tips for avoiding common opening gaffes like overusing backstory, setup and description. This workshop will give you all the information you need to craft a compelling beginning that lays the foundation for an irresistible story.
Antagonists and Protagonists and Novel StructureInstructor: Les Edgerton
Date: Sunday, October 12
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
This workshop will clearly define what determines a good protagonist, enabling participants to approach each of their characters more successfully. The group will discuss how determining a compelling story problem, coupled with strong protagonists and antagonists aid in helping a writer develop a solid causal plot. They will learn how to create a 15-20 word outline—you heard it right: 15-20 words—that will be the first step in creating a practical and functioning road map to constructing a publishable novel.
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