05 November 2008

All a Clever Plot

On Saturday, 15 November, I'll be the opening act on a bill of speakers at Rhode Island College in Providence. It's part of a program on writing for young people sponsored by SCBWI New England and the Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature (ASTAL).

I'll lead a workshop on "Punch Up Your Plotting," which I also gave at the SCBWI New England conference this spring. The official description:

Having trouble with plotting? J. L. Bell will offer some principles and tricks for getting around plot roadblocks. He will cover troubleshooting, rules for finding solutions to the nastiest plot problems, and tips on presenting your plot in the most exciting way.
The other speakers will be: Lunch is included in the registration fee, and I understand there are still slots available because the room is large. [ADDENDUM: Whoops! Looks like the assigned room has changed, and the event's now sold out.]

3 comments:

Cartoonist Who Writes said...

I've been reading your blog for the last year or so, learning as I go, so attending your workshop is a natural evolution, if I'm not too late in signing up. I'll be the 48 year old hunkered down in the back of the room.

Mark

J. L. Bell said...

Now you're making me nervous! Seriously, I think it'll be a fun, productive day. See you there!

Linda Crotta Brennan said...

You did a fabulous job, John. I came away with lots of tools to use to bang my MG novel into shape.
I blogged about what you had to say on my new blog:
http://lcbrennan.blogspot.com/

Linda C Brennan