Readers love a good book series. They can collect the books. Get to know the characters and their world(s). Join a fan base and more. But a common criticism of book sagas is that they flounder in the middle or the last instalment ‘lost it’. And there are some very good reasons why this happens. Learn how to plan ahead, avoid the pitfalls, and manage creative data.
This course will use slideshows, group discussion, hands on practice and pair work. Participants are welcome to bring their own material but practice examples for those new to writing will be available. Topics covered include:
-Different types of book series
-Learn to plot ahead
-Awareness of narrative arcs, character arcs and themes,
-Avoid pitfalls over back story, character overload, world building, reveals, resolutions,
-Tools to manage creative data to aid consistency and continuity
The workshop takes place at the Nottingham Writers Studio, May 16th from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm. Tel Address: 25 Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FH Phone: 0115 837 2248. Non-members welcome. The cost is £12 for NWS members and £18 for general admission. Book your place at the link below or call 0115 837 2248 for help and information.