Central Ohio Fiction Writers Workshop

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Register Now for Central Ohio Fiction Writers Workshop

Laurie Schnebly Campbell’s Workshop:
The Personality Ladder and Plotting Via Motivation
January 23, 2010
Time: 9-5
Holiday Inn, 7007 High Street, Columbus, OH

The session begins with tools that will determine each character’s personality — ideally in ways that bring them into conflict not only with other characters, but also with themselves.

Next we track the hero through the seven steps he needs to move through, covering the journey from Stasis through Triumph. Of course, every character has their own ladder to climb in parallel stages until they reach the final resolution together. (There’s even a ladder for the villain, although he rarely makes it to the top!)

Armed with a solid grasp of the characters’ personalities, we turn to plotting…which begins with motivation. External events might make a difference to the story, but they’re only one element of the plot. Because once we nail down any character’s motivation, it doesn’t matter what takes place in their world…they’ll create a plot from WHATEVER happens. There’s no need to prepare a story idea, character bios, goal
charts or anything else, because you’ll learn how to plot an entire book — and actually have it ready to type — by the end of this hands-on workshop.


Cost: COFW members $40 Non-members $45 (fee for using paypal) Includes lunch

Hotel: $89 rate: 614-436-0700 or 1-888-HOLIDAY. Mention the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Workshop room rate.

We will be raffling a free registration for one of Laurie’s 2011
on-line workshops, an “I’ll Write Your Synopsis” certificate from Laurie, book basket.

Submitted by~
Laurie Kingery–Deep In the Heart Historical Romance
THE OUTLAW’S LADY, Steeple Hill LIH Aug.’09

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