with Jeff Pfeiffer
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:30 – 11:00 am (CT)
You have a great story. You’ve told it a thousand times. You’ve got memorable moments, compelling characters, beautifully detailed writing, but how do you put it all together? Some writers think of “plot” as a necessary contrivance—something to hang the fun stuff on—but, in fact, plot is an essential component in any genre. It’s more than just the bones. It’s a way to make sure your story is told in the most logical, impactful fashion. One way to craft a successfully working, dynamic story is by understanding dramatic plot structure.
~Dive into an overview of dramatic structure from Aristotle to the latest television and film dramas.
~Examine the “Hollywood” paradigm, and “act break” structure.
~Learn to utilize step outlines, beat sheets, and more.
~Discuss adaptations and how to perform the difficult alchemy of transforming a work of prose fiction or memoir into a screenplay.
~Last, but not least, we will harness the power of structure and make it work for you—whatever your genre, whatever your level.
($30 for Current Roundtable participants and WWA members)
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