Plot and structure are so important to a story. Heck, that’s the key word to all this: story. A plot and structure is essentially your story’s framework. Many whole books have been written on plot because it’s such a tricky complicated thing. How can you keep people turning the pages? How can you affect their emotions and get them to continue reading? Plot factors in huge.
Luckily for us, we’ve got literary agent and instructor extraordinaire Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary to teach “Find, Fix and Finesse Your Plot into a Winning Idea” — a brand new webinar at 1 p.m., Thursday, Fe. 28, 2013. It lasts 90 minutes and comes with an awesome critique of your entire synopsis!
Kate will critique the synopsis of every attendee! This is a big deal because synopsis critiques via a literary agent are not easy to come by.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
There is a lot to this webinar, and you can see Kate’s official rundown on the webinar page … but for starters, attendees will learn the following:
- The seven elements every plot has to have
- How to respect the reader in regards to your plot
- How, if, and when to chart, outline, and plan your plot
- How to let your plot and characters roam free on the page
- Why people say there are only seven plots under the sun
- Why doing the exact opposite of those seven plots is not necessarily the answer
- Why “But it happened that way in real life!” is the worse excuse for a plot point
Kate McKean is a literary agent at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency in Brooklyn, NY, where she has worked for over six years. She earned her Master’s in Fiction Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi, and enjoys both the creative and business aspects of her job. Her clients include the New York Times bestselling humor book I Can Has Cheezburger?, YA and Adult Fantasy writer Delilah S. Dawson, and blogger, designer, and creativity expert Noah Scalin. She is most interested in contemporary women’s fiction, middle grade and young adult fiction.