January 18, 2013 - January 20, 2013
CONTACT: Alexis O'Neill
Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 5:00 p.m. Friday - 1:00 p.m. Sunday
Writers are welcome to join writing expert Martha Alderson, aka the Plot Whisperer, as she guides you through a comprehensive weekend workshop on plotting. You will come away with a Plot Planner for your individual story that includes the character emotional development plot, dramatic action plot and thematic significance plot for all the major turning points and scenes linked by cause and effect.ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Martha Alderson, aka the Plot Whisperer, is the author of the soon-to-be released The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories (8/12) – a companion workbook to The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master (Adams Media, a division of F + W Media). She has also written Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple (Illusion Press) and several ebooks on plot. As an international plot consultant for writers, Martha’s clients include best-selling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors. She teaches plot workshops to novelists, memoirists, and screenwriters privately, at plot retreats, through Learning Annex, RWA, SCBWI, CWC chapter meetings, at writers' conferences and Writers Store where she takes writers beyond the words and into the very heart of a story.
Details will be posted mid-summer 2012 and registration forms will be available at www.scbwicencal.org at that tiime.
This intensive will consist of lectures by Martha, hands-on exercises, informal discussions and the option of a small group critique session. For an additional fee, you can register for a private mini-plot consultation with Martha for which she requests that you bring along a character profile and a list of scenes or events for your story.
If you like to work independently, you can choose to use open time for rewrites. If you prefer having group feedback on your work, you can choose to be a member of a Core Group. Each Core Group will consist of 4 members (including you) who will read each others’ manuscript in advance, then meet on-site to offer comments.