May Writing Lab
The Art of Writing Subplots and Secondary Characters
Guest Speaker: Ariella Moon, Author, YA
Award-winning author Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. She won the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Romantic Short Story for “Covert Hearts,” which appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. Discover her medieval Two Realms fantasy series and her contemporary Teen Wytche Saga novels at online book retailers and at www.ariellamoon.com.
In addition to teaching writing labs, Ariella Moon leads seminars on healing, women’s spirituality, and Defense Against the Dark Arts at local and international women's conferences. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.
Subplots and secondary characters perform vital roles by underpinning the main story and giving it depth. Both should forward the plot, aid in character development, and sometimes create red herrings or jaw-dropping plot twists.
In this interactive writing lab, we will explore two subplot categories, and why they are successful. An examination of how one of the world’s most successful authors mapped subplots and secondary characters in her best-selling series will awe and inform us. We will also discuss how to spot a subplot or secondary character that isn’t working, or is working, but is underused. Finally, you will receive tips on how to repurpose deleted subplots and characters.
Zoom Online Meeting
To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time.
You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
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Event Contact: Ariella Moon