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The Craft: The First 50 Pages (Gerke) – Ch 9 – How to Begin
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 – 7:30: The Craft: The First 50 Pages (Gerke) – Ch 9 – How to Begin
Bring a cup of joe, sit back, and relax. Catch up with old friends. Make some new ones. Then…
In Chapter 8, we really dug deep into the mile markers along the hero’s A to B journey. We learned how to build impeccable conflict, from great knots of tension to wrecking balls.
Tonight we move on, to the beginning, discussing prologues, a hero’s action, and in media res. We’ll learn how to properly frame our stories and most importantly, to engage our readers.
Homework: Read Chapter 9 before arriving.
Side Trails: We may also be reading short excerpts from two others books, but there’s no need for you to purchase them, as we’re only covering about 2% of either of them each week. However, in case you’re wondering, they are:
– The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists: Insider Secrets from Top Writers by Andrew McAleer
– Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
7:30 – 9:00: Tre Critique
Tre Critique is three-member team approach to more dynamic and informative critiques of our work. By both giving and receiving two critiques each week, the quality of your writing will improve at a rapid pace and reach high quality in the shortest possible time. Variations resulting from uneven groups include two and four members in a critique group.
Please review this link for details.
Please refrain from discussions during reading and critique periods. If you’re not participating in the critique, feel free to hang out and write, but keep things “library” quiet until after all critiques are complete. Thank you. 🙂
See you there!