Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creating Plots for Page-Turners » SFWritersU | Where Writers Meet and You Learn « Keywords: plot, story structure, character journey

New York Times bestselling author, Robert Dugoni, asks the question: What is our primary function as novelists? In this entertaining lecture on how to keep your readers turning the pages, he discusses high concept ideas, structure, and what must be at the beginning, middle and end of your story. He stresses that readers love to read about characters in peril.

While you’re writing, ask yourself if you are entertaining the reader and is your protagonist going on a physical journey. Ask yourself; is there believable motivation for my character to do the things I am having him do?

In an hour, Robert succinctly shares the most critical elements of story and plot. Join him on this journey.

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