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Plotting a Novel (or Revision) in an Hour

Date(s) - 12/01/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Plotting a Novel (or Revision) in an Hour

This free-writing exercise guides you through a series of questions designed to help you move a complex character through a gripping plot. By the end of the hour you will either find a novel you haven’t written yet, finish planning one you’ve started, or think through what’s missing or not working in a completed manuscript.


LISA ROWE FRAUSTINO, Director of Graduate Programs in Children’s Literature at Hollins University, is both a creative writer and a scholar whose creative PhD dissertation from Binghamton University was the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Ash: A Novel. She has published a long list of award-winning works, including The Hole in the Wall, a middle-grade novel and winner of the 2010 Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature; as well as the Dear America titleI Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials.