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Story Structure Outlining

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Outlining fiction stories takes a mix of art, logic, and extrapolating cause and effect. You can outline before your first draft, or your second, but you’ll need to do it at least once. Structure based outlines can be used independently or alongside other types of outlines. Their adaptability is one of the best reasons to use them.

This seminar will introduce key story plot points and show how to identify them in your own writing. You’ll learn strategies for weaving the narrative and emotional arc together at the climax. Asking the right ‘what-if’ questions can amp up tension and keep readers turning pages, which goes hand in hand with a story structure based outline.

Whether you are a first-time novelist or a veteran of fiction writing, story structure outlining can help save you time. Knowing what plot points are the most important to your story can also help with motivation to get to the next one – just like how your audience will feel when they’re reading. Plus, it’s formulated on the idea that your plot is just as important as your characters, and vice versa.

The event is FREE thanks to the Philadelphia Free Writers Association and the PhillyWriMos.

(We’ll be in the conference room section of the Walnut Street West Library. That’s the first room on the left down the main hallway on the first floornot the large room at the end of the hall.)


October 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Philadelphia Free Library Walnut Street West
40th and Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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