A Fast-Blast Intro to Writing Short Stories and Novels

You have an original character, an interesting setting and some possible conflicts your character might face.  Now what?

In this five-hour workshop, Carol Baldwin will look at the big picture of plot development. (We’ll take a 45-minute break for lunch.)

How-to topics will include:

— Differentiate between internal and external goals.

— Figure out your character’s over-riding problem and obstacles.

— Develop a plot sentence.

— Map your story.

— Consider point of view.

— Hook your reader.

— Arrive at an ending.


Carol Baldwin Bio

Carol’s most recent book is Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 (Maupin House, 2008). Her first young adult novel is set in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1952. Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educator’s and writing conferences. She was an instructor in the continuing education department at Central Piedmont Community College, coordinated the Charlotte SCBWI group for over 20 years and has published widely in newspapers and magazines.

Carol also co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators and media specialists. The three G’s in her life are gardening, grandchildren and golf.