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Sunday, August 6 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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Genre: Writers Craft 
  • Summer 2023
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  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 1


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Weaving Multiple Plotlines and POVs to Keep Your Readers Turning the Page

Many best-selling fiction writers craft multi-layered, action-intense stories. Linear plots and single-POV characters can work, but complex stories engage readers and keep them turning the page. This seminar employs examples from popular fiction authors (George RR Martin, JK Rowling, Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman, Celeste Ng, and others) to show their techniques for crafting a novel using interrelated multiple points of view and plot threads. Plot structure examples will demonstrate how to weave each plotline within a story for maximum impact, how to differentiate the various POVs by unique voices and characteristics, and how to plant hooks and foreshadowing in the storylines to suggest their eventual convergence and build suspense toward a unified climax and denouement.

Please note: This class or event is hybrid. Some attendees will be in-person and some will attend online. Currently, you do not have to show proof of vaccination to attend events or visit our center. Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit, and be aware that there may be a limited number of seats available. If you are participating online (using Zoom or a similar live platform), students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

The MuseTeacher: Michael Krentz

Prerequisite: Open to writers with some workshop experience