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The Plotting Workshop is an 8-week course that will help you build a road map through your first (or next) novel.
Here's the number one secret for becoming a successful writer: You have to actually FINISH your first draft.
The Plotting Workshop will help.
You get 25 lessons in eight weeks. You'll build a plot board and learn how to write a synopsis, plus get a DIY-MFA-level education in story structure.
HOW IT WORKS
The Plotting Workshop is a self-paced course, although it was designed to finish in eight weeks.
Here's a look at the curriculum:
In the first week we look at your story's inspirations (this is ALWAYS everyone's favorite exercise. It's starts everything off with an eye-opening bang.) We also work on characters and setting.
Then we use Christopher Vogler's book The Writer's Journey to develop your story's structure using the twelve steps of the hero's journey.
Next you pin point your story's 5 Key Plot Points.
Once you have those important scenes nailed down, we'll work on developing thirty scenes that will take you through your whole story.
My personal favorite part of this course is helping you to build a plot board and fill it with all of the scenes that are the building blocks to your novel.
Finally, I'll teach you how to write a synopsis that will be your road map through your story.
WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME?
My name is Shaunta Grimes. I'm the author of Viral Nation and Rebel Nation, published in 2013 and 2014 by Penguin. I studied writing at the University of Nevada and Goddard College.
I'm passionate about stories, about writing, and about teaching.
This is not the kind of course you sign up for and then never hear anything from the instructor again, beyond canned emails. I hold weekly office hours on The Plotting Workshop's private Facebook Group. I'm accessible via email. I encourage you to share some of your assignments with me.
I want to teach you to write your story well, because the idea that stories are important and can change the world is my core belief.
ARE YOU READY TO FINALLY WRITE YOUR STORY?
If you are, The Plotting Workshop is where it starts.
In addition to the course, you get to be part of the coolest community of writers ever when you join our killer private Facebook group. The Ninja Writers blow me away, every single day.
So, you're in, right? The Ninja Writers need you. The world needs your story.
P.S. You get a printable with my favorite writing inspiration quote (it's from Ray Bradbury) when you order. Your course starts immediately--so watch your email inbox!