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Fiction Writing Workshop (Structure For Memoir As Well)

FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP (STRUCTURE FOR MEMOIR AS WELL) 

1)      Dissecting Structure –

a)      Plotting (Arc and Spine of Story)

b)      Dialogue

c)      Narrative

d)     Inner Narrative

e)      Scenes

f)       Sequel

g)      Details

h)      Descriptions

i)        Setting

j)        Use of Senses

k)      Time and Place

l)        Character Development and Deepening (Application of Myth Busting)

m)    Emotions

n)      Background of Characters

o)      Flashbacks

p)      Percentages of Dialogue to Narrative (rule of thumb: 50% + for commercial, 33% for literary)

q)      Making Every Word Count

r)       Foreshadowing

s)       Keeping Secrets

t)       Hurdles/Problems for Protagonist to Solve (One Step Forward and Three back)/

u)      Secondary Characters

v)      Sub-Plots

w)    Climax

x)      Epiphany (“Aha” Concept), Character Changes

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