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WGA Webinar: Plotting for Pantsers, Intuits and the Totally Lost, Part 2 with Ali Bryan

Saturday, September 12, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 am
$25 for WGA members, $35 for non-members,
Students $10

*You do not have to have attended Part 1 to receive all the benefits of this webinar. It will begin with a short recap. WGA members can also access the recording of Part 1. Simply contact [email protected] for the link*

Are you mid-way through a manuscript and have caught yourself asking, “what should happen next?” Or maybe you’ve finished a complete draft but have no idea how to begin the next. Where do you even start? Or maybe you want to start writing but you get hung up on the expectation and rules of an outline. If any of these scenarios resonate, this workshop is for you.In part 2, we will review the concept of character as plot and the “w” structure introduced in part 1, while diving deeper into theme and the use of plot elements to tell complete and compelling stories. We’ll do some “live” mapping (plot on the spot!) that will blow your intuitive, pantsing mind. And we’ll leave some time for questions and discussion. 

Ali Bryan is a novelist and creative nonfiction writer based in Calgary. Her first novel Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was released in 2018 and was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. She twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Creative Nonfiction prize, twice shortlisted for the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story. She is a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Emerging Artist recipient. Her debut YA novel, The Hill, will be released in fall 2020.

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