Advanced Plot Techniques

09/01/2014 - 09/26/2014

You’ve heard about plot devices and literary techniques but you’re not sure exactly what they are or how you could use them. This workshop explores more than a baker’s dozen literary devices and plot techniques in simple, easy-to-grasp terms. After looking at examples from modern novels and doing exercises to give you practice with some of the techniques, you will walk away from this workshop with a raft of ways to move your next plot along into new dimensions. Includes lessons on alternate plot structures, genre-specific structures that work, subplots, exploiting plot twists, and applying motifs and symbolism. Every lesson emphasizes how to move your plot along for a fast-paced read.


About the Presenter, Kat Duncan:

Kat Duncan obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and German from Regis College in Weston, MA. She is a Fulbright Scholar who spent a year in West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She recently obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Gordon College in Wenham, MA.

She tutors students from elementary through college and beyond in all subjects as well as study skills.

An active member of the New England Chapter of RWA, and RWA-PRO, she has written a series of popular newsletter articles on grammar and style.

Kat writes romantic suspense for The Wild Rose Press and is an indie publisher of romantic suspense, historical suspense and non-fiction shorts on writing.


Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

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