Plotting for Good. The good of the story, that is.
WCYR is pleased to have Richard Scrimger join us to share insights about plotting our works in progress.
Richard compares plotting to baking. "You can work from scratch or from a mix. Both approaches taste great!" Richard will review some suggested do's and don'ts related to plotting. Bring your pencils or writing devices as there will be a participation segment.
Q and A to follow.
In this workshop, Ruth will review memorable characters and lead a group discussion on techniques of character development. Participants are encouraged to bring their character or character in progress and engage in exercises to enrich them. Ruth will discuss character partners (POV, plot, backstory). Q & A will follow.
Is your goal to get published? If you have a manuscript that you would like to get out into the world, but are unsure of the editorial process involved in submitting your work - then this workshop is for you. In this The Importance of the Edit workshop, you will gain step-by-step instructions on how the editorial process works and what it entails - from writing the initial manuscript to the submission to editors. We will also discuss the importance of the developmental edit pre-submission - how this kind of edit not just irons out any structural flaws or inconsistencies, but ultimately improves the overall arc of your story and leaves the reader fully immersed in your book. With so many manuscripts lost to the slush pile, this workshop will equip you with the resources to produce a work that stands out to editors and publishers alike.