Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February On-Line Class at WriterU

Motivation is what drives your story. Any of us could write a book in which the characters set out for a three hour tour and get shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. We've seen what seven such characters would do...over and over and over again. But what would YOURS do?

If you nail down any character's motivation, it doesn't matter whether the ship capsizes or lands safely three hours later. Your characters will create a plot from WHATEVER happens, because you've got their motivation built in from the very beginning. Find out how, with a workshop that covers:

* Motivation's Big Question

* The Surprising Core

* How Deep Do You Go?

* Motivation Checklist

* The 14 Blanks

* Goal vs Motivation

* Building Your Plot

"Plotting Via Motivation"

February 1-26, 2010

Laurie Schnebly Campbell grew up in a family that talked "motivation" around the dinner table. While her day job in advertising is responsible for her synopsis skills, her Master's in Counseling works for motivating characters in her novels...including one that beat out Nora Roberts for "Best Special Edition of the Year." Check her out at


Laurie Schnebly Campbell said...

Kim, I just heard from Google that you'd mentioned my class on your blog -- now I know why enrollment jumped yesterday. :)

Thanks for the recommendation...especially with everything else you've got on your plate right now!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome Laurie. Anything to help a friend!