Dramatic, powerful storytelling doesn't just happen. There's a story plan, with the big black moment a major piece of that plan. Many writers fail to get it right. While they understand this is the moment when all seems lost, they don't understand what goes into making it that way. In this class you'll learn how to make the black moment the most powerful scene in your story.
BUILDING SUBPLOTS & LAYERS
When story action gets high, with lots going on, the pros know how to divide the story lines so they can stay in control. This course teaches you how to separate the plot spine from subplots and how to weave the subplots in so they enhance the spine plot and also shine on their own.
You've got a cool idea for a setting, but have no idea who to put in it. A swaggering, broad-shouldered, chivalrous hero keeps walking through your head and you can't come up with an idea good enough for him. A publishing house puts out a call for a particular kind of story and nothing comes to mind. Anything like this ever happen to you? This course is about pulling in threads that build on and expand that small seed of an idea until it becomes something that will live on paper.
Conflict is the final pillar of story structure. Without it, nothing truly matters. Not to the characters, not to the readers, and ultimately not to agents and editors. This courses shows you how to use contrast and pressure and action to build stories that crackle from page one to the end.