Put Your Characters in the Driver's Seat: Character Driven Plotting
May 4-30, 2009
Fee: $30 for Non-PASIC members, $20 for PASIC members
Deadline to Register: April 29th
Presenter: CJ Lyons
For more information go to: http://www.pasic. net/workshops. html
Whether you're a plotter or pantzer, you still need to tell a story. And to tell a compelling story, you need characters driven to take action. In this highly interactive workshop, National Bestseller CJ Lyons will show you how to let your character do the driving as you move your plot forward.
Using methods that students will not only easily remember but can also apply daily to their writing life, CJ will give you the tools you need to empower your creativity, amp up your plotting, and energize your writing!
Some topics covered include:
* What is Story?
* Plotting 101
* Ancient Secrets of Story Telling
* Building 3-d Characters
* Brainstorming like DaVinci
* World Building
* Theme: it's not a four letter word!
* A Writer's Survival Kit
* Block Busting!
As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about. In addition to being an award-winning medical suspense author, CJ is a nationally known presenter and keynote speaker. She has been invited all over the country to present her workshops and speak to audiences ranging from physicians to first responders to romance and thriller authors including: Colorado Fiction Writers, Oklahoma Writers Federation, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, RWA National,
MWA's Sleuthfest, Lowcountry RWA's Master Class, Left Coast Crime, and PennWriters, among others.
Her first novel, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), received praise as a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller" from Publishers Weekly, was reviewed favorably by the Baltimore Sun and Newsday, named a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine, and became a National Bestseller. Her second novel, WARNING SIGNS, was published by Berkley
in January, 2009. To learn more about CJ and her work, go to www.cjlyons. net.