01/16/2014: Plotboarding

Are you worried about lackluster beginnings? Sagging middles? Endings without oomph? Fear no more, for plotboarding is your answer. Learn how to visualize the structure and subplots of your novel for a seamless, balanced, perfectly woven story that keeps your readers enthralled all the way through. See how these methods will help you nail down problem spots in your manuscript and turn revisions from an amorphous task into a well-ordered process. Works for plotters or pantsters. Diana will be demonstrating how it works on popular novels like Pride & Prejudice and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Feel free to bring colored pens or sticky notes and try it on your own book.

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Speaker: Diana Peterfreund

Diana Peterfreund is the author of ten books for adults and teens about awesome young women doing awesome things: from breaking down the gender barriers of an all-male secret society to saving the world from killer unicorns. Her latest series, which retells classic novels like Persuasion and The Scarlet Pimpernel, has received starred reviews from School Library Journal, and VOYA, been named in Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, and to the Indie Next, Capitol Choices, and Lone Star Reading Lists. Her critically acclaimed short stories have appeared on the Locus Recommended Reading List and in the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 5. She also write New Adult romance under the name Viv Daniels, and her first book, ONE & ONLY, is available now.