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Structure That Works:

Writing the Unputdownable Book With Shelly Brown & Chad Morris

  • Ended
  • 655 US dollars
  • American Preparatory Academy, 431 West 11915 S, Draper UT 84020

Service Description

Workshop Information: In this class we'll learn how to leave your readers breathless, and how to write a novel that changes readers forever. We will learn how to: -Structure your plot to keep readers reading -Build an effective character arc so your readers experience the story through the character's eyes -Use world-building to enhance the reader's engagement with your world without bogging down the story Wherever you are in your writing journey, this workshop will improve your stories and keep readers turning pages. If you've written a book already, we'll examine the skeleton to see what bones might be missing. If you're just starting out, we'll make sure you’re on the right path before you invest too much time in the prose. Whether you write contemporary or speculative fiction, this class will overflow with practical tips and tricks for the elements of story structure as you work on the first 4000 words of your novel with two novelists. We’ll go over how to make your beginning powerful, how to keep the middle of your characters' journeys from sagging, and what kind of punch readers like in endings. We’ll check out a few plotting structures to inspire you to find those spots where your story will shine even brighter. We’ll also dissect popular novels to discover how they tick, look at markets, and create pitches and synopses. This Workshop is a Great Option for: -MG & YA fiction -All genres Registration for this workshop also includes: *feedback from faculty on your manuscript *an agent/editor consultation on the first 750 words of your manuscript *the Afternoon Sessions *an in-class visit from an editor/agent --------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is available in December with a non-refundable $25 deposit. This will save your spot, but the remaining balance *must* be paid by January 7, 2024. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction. Early Bird Cost: $605 After March 10th: $655


Cancellation Policy

We understand not all circumstances can be anticipated. However, our faculty and staff put in a considerable amount of time critiquing registrants’ manuscripts and organizing Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers long before the conference begins. All refund requests must be made in writing. Please email carolloveswifyr@gmail.com to make the request. WIFYR Handling Fee Rates January = 20% February = 20% March = 25% April = 50% After May 1 = No refund Morning Class Deposit Refunds: If you make a deposit on a class and decide to withdraw, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee. Pre-Registration: Booking before January 1 will save your spot in the workshop with a non-refundable $25. The full remaining balance MUST be paid by January 7, 2024 to keep your spot in the workshop. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction.


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