Mastering Story Structure with Jane's Plotting Road Map OnDemand Webinar

Mastering Story Structure with Jane's Plotting Road Map OnDemand Webinar

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Mastering Story Structure with Jane's Plotting Road Map

Structure is the foundation of good writing. Without it, you run the risk of going on tangents, stalling your story, and losing your readers. Mastering Story Structure with Jane's Plotting Road Map will help transform your idea into an intricately plotted, gripping story.

This tutorial is taught by Jane K. Cleland. Jane writes the multiple award-winning Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series (St. Martin's Minotaur), which is often reviewed as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. “Josie" stories have also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Jane has published four nonfiction books. Jane chairs the Black Orchid Novella Award, is a past chapter president of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and served on the national board. Additionally, Jane is the host of the Writer's Room, a series of interviews with authors and industry professionals that appears on cable television and online (BronxNet).

Jane has both an MFA (in professional and creative writing) and an MBA (in marketing and management). She's a member of the full-time faculty of Lehman College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, where she is also the Director of the Program for Professional Communications. She also mentors MFA students in the Western Connecticut State University MFA in Creative and Professional Writing Program and facilitates writing workshops, including Aspiring Writer's Weekend and Memoir Writing, both sponsored by MIT/Endicott House.

In this 36-minute video, you'll learn how to:

  • Write with reader expectations in mind, no matter the genre
  • Structure enhancements like bookends, categories, flashbacks, and flash-forwards
  • Use the Plotting Road Map to add elements of suspense like twists, reversals, and moments of danger
  • Weave in subplots with purpose

Take the guesswork out of structure and write tension-filled, engaging stories that leave readers wanting more.


With your purchase of this webinar, you will receive a free copy of Jane's Plotting Road Map to navigate your story!

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