Fear & Ambition (How to Plot Story Arcs p4)

Charlie Aylett, www.thestorysmith.com

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6 Videos (44m)
    • Intro Fear Ambition

    • Lesson 1 The Role of Fear and Ambition

    • Lesson 2 The Flaw

    • Lesson 3 First Turning Point

    • Lesson 4 The Stakes

    • Class Project


About This Class

The fourth class in the series How to Plot Your Story Arcs centres around the first turning point in a long story or novel and how fear and ambition work to drive a plot forward and launch the middle of your story. Clearly explained concepts along with walkthrough diagrams help to demonstrate the theories behind the practices. If you want to know how to write a novel, are stuck with where to take your novel or novella, or if you have an early draft that fizzles instead of fizzes, a middle that loses its purpose and meanders where it should menace, this class will help you find a meaningful route through the heart of your tale. Driven by character, this class addresses the balance between writing series of events and writing an emotionally significant story with resonance and intent.

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excellent material --- really spells it out. good examples too. And makes such a difference for a charcter driven novel that is not just plot driven....





Charlie Aylett


I've been writing fiction for over a decade, worked as an assoc. editor for a speculative fiction magazine The Colored Lens, and more recently I joined the team at Flash Fiction Online. Passionate about fiction and helping writers to learn. I live in rural France. It's pretty boring but extremely pretty. Perfect conditions for writing, really.

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