Plot Workshop with Daryl Gregory
Join the Nittany Valley Writers Network for a
free plot workshop with award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author Daryl Gregory
at 7 p.m Tuesday, April 9 at Schlow Public Library.
An acting teacher once said that you can't "play" running from a bear -- you can only play running towards something. Maybe it's a gun, or the front door of a cabin, or that patch of ground in front of your slower, chubbier friend, but it has to be a concrete goal that you're working for. The same is true for characters in a story. We'll discuss how to solve a host of problems -- such as flat dialogue, scenes that don't go anywhere, and meandering plots -- by focusing on what characters want, moment by moment. Tips, tricks, and tools will be provided.