Saturday, February 6, 2016: Jennifer Blanchard presents “Taking Story to the Next Level with Story Structure”

Morning Presentation: “A Look at Story Structure.”

Story structure is one of those things you know you need in story, but you may not know how to make work. In this presentation, you will learn what story structure is, how it works, and see a full deconstruction of the story structure for the bestselling novel, Remember Me by Sophia Kinsella.

Reading the novel prior to the event is encouraged but not required.

Afternoon Workshop: “How To Build a Novel”

Bring a one or two-page synopsis of your story and learn how to develop that synopsis into the specific structure points you will need to make your story work. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop with your plot points mapped out, as well as useful take-home handouts. 

  • Find out if your synopsis holds up as a story
  • Develop and strengthen your story structure
  • Rewrite your synopsis based on your new structure

Pre-registration for the workshop is not necessary.

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers meets at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point, Oregon

Morning lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors

Afternoon workshop: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   $25.00 for members, $30.00 for guests ($35 for whole day)

IMG_5896Jennifer Blanchard is an author, award-winning blogger, and fiction writing coach who helps curious emerging novelists write and revise their books. She has written Butt-in-Chair: A No-Excuses Guide for Writers Who Struggle to Get Started and Pen Name: How to Create Yours, as well as Creative on Demand: Instant Inspiration Exactly When You Need It. Her articles have been featured on the Huffington Post™, CopyBlogger, and Storyfix™. Blanchard coaches writers in story planning and development. Her recent novel is the self-published SoundCheck.

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