- Create plot outlines for your story using 3 frameworks focused on who? (character); what? (plot) and why? (motivation)
- Elements of a scene & how scenes push the plot forward
- Relationship between character & plot
- Techniques can be applied whether you’re beginning or editing your story
Ideally suited to: Fiction writers, especially those writing or planning to write longer works (novellas & novels)
Annabel Smith’s plotting workshop was both practical and enlightening, and every participant came away inspired to use her techniques to improve their works-in-progressMaureen Eppen, Coordinator, Rockingham Writers Centre
Annabel’s workshop gave me a fresh perspective on plotting and inspired this well-established ‘pantser’ to try a different approach. I’ll be putting her process into practice with my next novel.Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Author
Participants found the workshop…
- Fulfilling and stimulating
- Motivating and inspiring
- Concise and informative
- The sense of community
- Sharing ideas & hearing others’ writing experiences
- Teamwork & brainstorming
- Fresh perspectives
- Simple, easy-to-understand presentation & handouts
Participants’ valuable takeaways…
- Understanding the stages of character growth
- I learnt that I was leaving out some crucial steps in forming my characters and building suspense
1/2 day course: 3 hours
Full day course: 6 hours
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Annabel Smith is the author of US bestseller Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot), digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. I am currently working on Monkey See, an epic quest with a sci-fi twist featuring a monkey, an evil priestess and the mother of all tsunamis.