- 1:00 Basic Plot Structures with Jennie Jarvis
- 2:00 Worldbuilding with Sofiya Pasternack
- 3:00 Finishing Your First Draft with Elle E. Ire & José Pablo Iriarte
- 1:00 Developing Your Main Character with Jenny Broom
- 2:00 Writing Conflict with Karen Osborne
- 3:00 Making Inspiration Work for You with Emily Colin
October 17 Workshop Descriptions
1:00 Basic Plot Structures with Jennie Jarvis
Using a tried and true plot structure can ease the writing process by doing some of the heavy lifting for you. Learn about basic plots and how you can hang your own plot on one of these basic structures to make drafting your 2020 NaNoWriMo novel a breeze.
2:00 Worldbuilding with Sofiya Pasternack
Developing your world is one of the keys to understanding your characters and the conflicts they’ll face. Find out what details are essential to consider before you start writing, and learn tips for not getting bogged down while playing god.
3:00 Finishing Your First Draft with Elle E. Ire & José Pablo Iriarte
Getting through a first draft is a challenge, no matter how experienced you are. Learn how to keep your motivation engaged, keep writing, and ignore but acknowledge your best idea for revising what you’ve already written. These expert strategies will help keep you focused through NaNoWriMo and your whole first draft.
October 18 Workshop Descriptions
1:00 Developing Your Main Character with Jenny Broom
Main characters drive the action of the story through their wants and motivations. Learn how to strengthen your main character or figure out who your main character really is. If you’re working with an ensemble, find out whose stories are driving the narrative and who is there for support. Come prepared to share your main character or create one during the workshop.
2:00 Writing Conflict with Karen Osborne
One of the best ways to keep your story moving through the month of November is by creating conflict. Learn how to create conflict when your story is feeling weak or too easy for the characters, how to chase that conflict and keep it interesting for you to write it, and how to resolve the conflict you’ve created.
3:00 Making Inspiration Work for You with Emily Colin
Sometimes your story gets away from you and you just have to deal with it. But how? Whether you're a rigid plotter or someone writing by the seat of your pants, learn how to tap into and tame inspiration and make it work for you.
This is a Virtual Event hosted through Zoom. You will receive an email with a link to access the Zoom room before the event from your event host.
A computer with access to the internet and speakers or headsets are required.
If using a mobile device, Android and iOS users must install the Zoom App. However, please note interactivity may be limited. Additional information will be included in the email from your event host.