Story Physics: Mastering the Most Important Moments in Your Story
You'll Love This OnDemand Webinar If:
- You are ready to get serious about writing a story of publishable quality
- You don’t understand why your work is falling short with agents and publishers
- You are seeking to simplify that which seems overly complex and daunting
Great stories—whether by intention, killer instincts, or sometimes by random luck—always have something in common: they leverage certain storytelling forces that grab a hold of, entice, and get into the heads of readers. When you break it down there are only a handful of them, and only a few times when they actually become the focus of the narrative (the rest being what Larry calls ""connective expositional tissue"").
This webinar clearly defines what those story moments and milestones are, including the most important moment in your story—which may not be what you think it is—where they go, and what connects them in context to an overall dramatic premise. In other words, you'll know how to make your story work!
In This OnDemand Webinar You'll Learn:
- Why you shouldn’t just put whatever you want, wherever you want it. Publishers and readers have expectations in this regard … you’ll learn what they are and why they’ll work for you.
- The difference between “story structure” and “story architecture.”
- Why and how mishandling “the most important moment” in your story can actually tank the whole thing.
- What to write between the story’s major milestone scenes.
- Principles of underlying story forces – physics – that may trump you initial story plan.
- The fatal flaw you might make and how to avoid it.
About Larry Brooks:Larry Brooks is a best-selling author of five thrillers and the author of the writing book, Story Engineering: Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Successful Writing (2011, Writer’s Digest Books). He is also the creator of Storyfix.com, named by Writer’s Digest magazine as one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” the last two years. He speaks frequently at writing conferences and offers story & manuscript review services. His new writing book, Story Physics: Mastering the Most Important Moments in Your Story, which is the basis for this webinar, will be published by Writer’s Digest Books in early 2013.
OnDemand webinars do not include a critique. Writer’s Digest does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.