My co-author Libby and I did a super fun video panel with two other Bend authors for the Deschutes Public Library.
The topic – the finer points of plotting your novel.
Are you a plotter, or a pantser? Do you craft each story according to a detailed outline, or do you “fly by the seat of your pants” and let the story take you where it will? Discover the benefits of each method, and how to take your writing to the next level. Hear how to craft that perfectly plotted story from local award-winning authors specializing in YA writing, fiction, mystery, and romance.
Kim Cooper Findling shares basic plot structure and key points; tenets of a good YA story-line; how to balance dialogue, action and pacing; and how to keep up momentum to see your story through from beginning to end.
Sarah Smith discusses romance tropes popular with readers, share tips and tricks for how to hook readers, and reveal her go-to plot-outline formula.
Kathleen Valenti explores how to use plot-crafting techniques to create suspense-filled page-turners.