Tag: in media res


The Craft:  The First 50 Pages (Gerke) – Ch 9 – How to Begin

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 […]