October Insider Workshop
The 4 P’s: The Simple (but not easy) System for Structuring Your Book Successfully.
Guest Speaker: Ginger Moran, PhD
A published and award-winning writer, teacher, and single mother of two boys, Ginger Moran’s areas of expertise are in nonfiction and fiction writing, book proposals, editing and creative survival. She has a BA and MA in English from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Published in salon.com, Oxford American the Virginia Quarterly Review, and numerous other journals and magazines.
Her first novel, The Algebra of Snow, was nominated for a Pushcart Editor’s Choice Award and published in 2012. She is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and KMCC Creativity Coach, and graduate of the National Speakers Association Academy. Her clients write a wide array of novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books and publish them in many venues.
Topic: The 4 P’s: The Simple (but not easy) System for Structuring Your Book Successfully
In the revision stage of writing a good book, writers frequently find themselves with a strong first draft but no good system for shaping it. In this workshop I cover the four essential ingredients of a powerful revision, I call the 4 P’s. I have distilled many years of teaching creative writing into this system for knowing how to write a revision that works. In the workshop we will craft first paragraphs to showcase these elements and critique them.
Problem: what is at stake?
People: fully crafted characters. Which ones need to be rounded? What role do characters and story play in nonfiction?
Place: not only creating a world but adding dimension and depth to it. How this applies to memoir and nonfiction as well as to novels.
Plot: using the oldest teachings in dramatic structure to create the freshest and strongest plot arc, whether in novel, memoir, or work of nonfiction.
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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman