(Online) Pacing: Keeping the Reader Engaged with Teresa Carpenter

Learn about pacing through scene and sequel. You’ll learn about the following in this informative online two-hour class!

SCENE:

– Goal: Sets up read expectations, gives the reader something to root for on behalf of the characters.

– Conflict: Road blocks, complications, and emotional hurdles. Oh my.

– Disaster: Establishes the importance of the goal. How badly does the character want their goal? Are they willing to fight for it?

SEQUEL:

– Dilemma: Reveals character motivation, growth or lack of growth.

– Decision: Redefines reader expectations and heightens the tension.

– Hook/resolution: Draws the reader into the next scene/chapter or resolves the story.

Hook your audience, avoid sagging middles, and wring emotion from your reader. You are invited to bring some favorite books to use as resource material.

Cost

$36 for SDWI members, $42 for nonmembers

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  • Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 6pm-8pm

Location

San Diego Writers, Ink
2730 Historic Decatur Rd

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