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Structure a Basic Plot in 30 Minutes

20 November, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Join children’s writer, Gareth Baker as he aims to show you how you can build a plot in as little as 30-minutes!

Everything needs structure to hold it together and that includes a story, whether it’s a short story, novella, or a trilogy with a story arc.

In this 2-hour workshop aimed at beginners, Gareth Baker will show you a technique devised by author and poet, Pie Corbet that will help you to understand how story parts are put together and enable you to build your own skeleton, knowing that it will function properly before adding on the flesh of your story.

Throughout this 2-hour workshop, you will:

  • Understand why a plot structure is important
  • Learn, use and apply a technique to devise a simple structure
  • Work as a group to create a plot from the technique
  • Have time to create your own with guidance and support from Gareth

About Gareth

Gareth has written fifteen novels, including Where Wolves Fear to Prey, the runner up Best Novel in the NWS Awards 2018. He primarily writes for children and works with schools across the East Midlands to promote reading and writing for pleasure as a Patron of Reading. As well as being a teacher for over twenty years, Gareth has previously run courses at NWS, the Newark Book Festival and the Nottingham Children’s Literature Festival.

Gareth Baker

Book your place

The price of this workshop is £13 for NWS members and £18 general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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20 November, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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