Sunday, January 10, 2016

Does Your Story Have Structure? Does It Need It? (Hint: Yes!)

Characters, plot, and setting are the foundation for a good story, but if you don't know how to structure your novel it could still fall flat. Don't let that happen to you!

Award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland knows what makes a good story work. In her own words:

Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. There are universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story’s major events, but will also provide you with an unerring standard to use in evaluating your novel’s pacing and progression.

On Wednesday, February 3, K.M. Weiland will talk story structure with the Great Lakes Chapter. Join us online at 7 p.m. (EST) to learn about:

* Unleashing your unique and personal vision for your story.
* Identifying common structural weaknesses.
* Eliminating saggy middles by discovering your “centerpiece.”
* When to include conflict.
* How to discover the questions you don’t want readers asking about your plot—and then how to get them to ask the right questions.

The cost to attend is $12 for GLC members and $17 for everyone else. Space is limited, so please contact me at karin(at)karinbeery(dot)com to check availability and reserve your spot.