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Short story writing workshops for adults – Plot Development

February 27, 2016 @ 2:30 am - 5:30 pm

Plot Development

“Aha! The plot thickens, Moriarty”.
“Don’t you mean the story?”
“I mean what I said.”

What is plot? What is a story? How do we create them? How do we develop them? This workshop makes sure that what you write has a spine that helps your characters live. Without a structure, most fiction fails. (There are some styles which are fascinating, but that is for other workshops).

We will focus on writing that is structured, believable and exciting. We will look at aspects of:
• character(s),
• setting(s),
• conflict(s)
• climax(es) and
• denouements.

We will relate these to what we developed in our imagination and characterization sessions. We will place our characters in these settings and work out how to get from A to B via Z. We will workshop a story. We will work out how to:

• develop an exposition,
• plan the rising action,
• reach the climax,
• deal with the denouement and
• handle the resolution.

A happy ending perhaps? Necessary?

We will look at examples of story and plot in well-known books, analyze them and translate that to a suggested theme we will develop through the workshop. We will learn some of the tricks of the trade in how to plan a story line—or is it a plot?

You will find out.

This workshop is suitable for writers aged 19 years and above, who wish to delve further into the particular topic. Limited seats available. To register, please email readsingapore@nlb.gov.sg.


February 27, 2016
2:30 am - 5:30 pm
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