SUPER CLASS: Plotting Via Motivation

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by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

March 4-29, 2024
(limited to 30 people)

Prerequisite: Must have a one-sentence idea, nothing more, to develop in class.

Motivation is what drives your story. Any of us could write a book in which the characters set out for a three hour tour and get shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. We’ve seen what seven such characters would do…over and over and over again. But what would YOURS do? If you nail down any character’s motivation, it doesn’t matter whether the ship capsizes or lands safely three hours later. Your characters will create a plot from WHATEVER happens, because you’ve got their motivation built in from the very beginning. Find out how, with a workshop that covers:

  • Your biggest question in motivation
  • The surprising core that makes it possible
  • How deep do you go?
  • The Motivation Checklist, with 14 blanks
  • Difference between Goal and Motivation
  • Using motivation to build your plot

Laurie Schnebly Campbell ( grew up with a marriage-counselor mother, preparing her to write happy endings for her own books — including one that beat out Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition of the Year.” The only thing she loves more than writing is working with other writers, which is why she now has four dozen novels on her bookshelf with acknowledgments from authors who loved her class!

$90 per class ($85 if paid by check) at Register

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