Fearless Writer Classes
DSM Private Brainstorming
Jun, 28 2013 - Jul, 15 2013
You asked for private brainstorming with Laura. Individual, focused on you, with no lessons, no lectures, and no one reading your material. And here it is! Maybe you weren’t able to get as far into the turning points as you wanted, or as far into the subplot and secondary characters. Or maybe you were shy about posting at all, and sharing your material on a loop. This class is the answer. Dig deeper, get further, and do it all with PERSONAL brainstorming attention where no one else will be able to read your posts. This session includes:
* BRIEF review of the process; no other group lectures
* Private, personal brainstorming of your story
* Tools and skills to make your writing more powerful
* Personal guidance through turning points
* Individual attention to secondary characters and subplots
* Limit of ten participants, registration $135, $125 by check
Prerequisite: Must have attended/purchased some version of DSM (online, conference, day-long, lesson packets available through Laura’s website).
Turning Points and the other Moments that Define
Sep, 4 2013 - Oct, 3 2013
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You asked for a class about turning points. How about a class dedicated to the DEFINING moments in a story, including the inciting incident, turning points, black moment/realization, and the protagonist's first decision.
NOTE: This class is limited to 65 students!.
Someone once said that the character arc is about characters finding their greatness. In real life, the moments that truly define us are those moments when we are able to overcome our limitations and rise to something more. You know where I’m going with this—to those key scenes that embody major change in the story and character arc:
- The Inciting Incident
- The Turning Points
- The Black Moment
- And the Protagonist’s First Decision
These are the Moments that Truly Define your story. In this class we will:
- Look at each of these significant scenes and what they need to accomplish
- Use premise to structure your story through turning points
- Use turning points and their mini-epiphanies to compel the protagonist into escalating, motivated action
- Discover and use the three set-up scenes for turning points
- Create a visceral connection of plot to subplot
- Learn two Story Vision templates
This class is limited to 65 students.
*Note about the brainstorming: Each writer’s story and personal writing approach is different in complexity and vision, and so the nature of each individual brainstorming pattern and completion is different. Contact Laura with any questions about the process: LBaker10@aol.com