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RWA's OWL: Character-led Plotting

Do you love writing but find that you either:

  • have trouble coming up with ideas for stories, or
  • start stories only to run out of steam part-way through?

I had both of those issues once too.

In fact, the main thing that scared the bejesus out of me when I started my first novel was knowing just what to write. I had the kernel of an idea and a few characters, but how was I going to spin this into 300-400 pages of novel? 'Outline it', I was told. Plot it out so you don't have to face the terror of the blank page.

Great advice, if you know how to do it.

Join me for this OWL all about character-led plotting and you’ll soon find it a cinch!

Because she's awesome, I've drawn inspiration from iconic chic lit character, Bridget Jones, to demonstrate ideas and explain the concept of character-led plotting. And to demonstrate that character-led plotting works for just about every type of story, not just Rom Coms, I've also used iconic 80s action movie Die Hard to show it in, ahem, action in action stories.

By the end of this OWL, I want you to understand what a plot is, how it functions in fiction, and how you can generate plots in your own writing. Never again should you fear the blank page because, once you've done this course, when someone wisely advises you to 'outline it', you'll know exactly how.

It's gonna be a blast with big knickers!

Presenter's Bio:

Samantha Bond is a reformed lawyer and unreformed bibliophile. Her first short story was published in Girlfriend magazine when she was fifteen, and she has since been published in anthologies, magazines and she writes for Indaily and Glam Adelaide. Sam teaches professional writing at TAFE, runs face-to-face and online workshops, and provides private writing tuition.

Finally, Sam is an unapologetic chocolate and Buffy addict, mum of two littlies, and is a writers’ festival groupie.

www.samanthastaceybond.com.

Course Dates: 26th November to 23rd December 2018

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00

*Please note, there is a $0.30 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue
Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified after booking)

RWA's OWL Courses
PO Box Q740

Queen Victoria Building

NSW 1230

Contact Details:

Tania Lee

OWL Registrar

owlsregistrar@romanceaustralia.com

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