RWAOnline Workshop The Plotting Wheel

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RWA Online presents:

The Plotting Wheel
Presented by Becky Martinez and Sue Viders
June 6 - July 1, 2011 (Dates arranged so writers attending the RWA National Conference can still take this class!)

About the class:
Plotting a novel can be a daunting task, but no matter what method of plotting a writer uses, there are certain elements that need to go into any well told story. Don't get bogged down with a story going nowhere. This class illustrates how to tackle those various elements by using “The Plotting Wheel.” Learn how to build a plot from idea to satisfying conclusion by moving the story along using the spokes of the wheel.

The plotting wheel can help the writer make certain they’re headed in the right direction with their characters and that the story is moving forward through meaningful action, while building tension and making use of good pacing. The plotting wheel gets a story off to a quick start, props up the sagging middle and helps to insure a satisfying climax and conclusion.

Whether you’ve already written part of the story and are stuck with no place to go or just starting out, the wheel can provide some help to get you moving again. Even if you're a published writer, the wheel can help you tackle that next book and the next.

It even works for plotters who fly by the seat of their pants!

Join us for a fast-paced, but thorough explanation of a writing tool that can get your plot rolling without ignoring the main characters!

About Sue Viders and Becky Martinez:

Sue Viders is the author of more than 20 books, numerous articles and columns for both artists and writers. She is co-author of the book Heroes and Heroines, Sixteen Master Archetypes, which is used in many college and university writing courses and co-authored the book, 10 Steps to Creating Memorable Characters. Her latest writing book is an e-book titled The Fiction Writing Workbook, which takes writers from first idea through a completed novel. She also developed Deal a Story, an interactive card game consisting of 101 cards and six sections and is based on her Heroes and Heroines book.

She is a practicing artist, seminar leader, and educator with on-line classes both for writers and artists.

Becky Martinez is an award-winning former broadcast journalist and published author. Her latest book, Deadly Messages was published by The Wild Rose Press in February 2010 and was an Aspen Gold finalist. She has had several short stories published and contributed a short story to The Trouble with Romance, an anthology that was a 2007 New Mexico Book Award finalist.

She was also one of the co-authors of Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters, a workbook for writers. For the past six years she has been teaching writing classes, both online and in person.

For more writing help, please visit their website for writers, www.writethatnovel.com.


Registration Period: May 23 - June 3, 2011
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2011
Fee: $15

RWA Online Chapter Members ONLY receive free workshops. No registration required for chapter members.
 Payment method: PAYPAL is recommended! Checks and money orders also accepted, but register early and mail your payment promptly. No person will be allowed in unless payment is received.

Format: Courses are conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website (no email/Yahoo loops). Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access.
Instructions for login are presented after the registration page. The workshop is available for up to one week after the end date and a downloadable archive of the workshop will be available the week following the workshop.

Contact workshops@rwaonlinechapter.org with questions.

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