Plot and Story: What's the Difference, and How Do You Make Them Happen?

Instructor: SJ Rozan
Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm
Location: IWC
Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Plot, at some point, drives every writer crazy. Why? How can you handle it? How do you stay ahead of your narrative without shoehorning it into a pre-arranged, constricting shape? What do you do when -- not if -- your characters do something you didn't expect?

In this workshop we'll explore these and other plot-related issues. We'll look at the fundamental difference between plot and story, and discuss ways to use that difference to help bring a narrative under control.

SJ Rozan is the author of fifteen novels and more than 75 short stories, and the editor of two anthologies. She has won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, Macavity; Japanese Maltese Falcon; and the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award. She speaks and lectures widely, at such venues as the 92nd Street Y and the Center for Fiction. SJ has been a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, Writer-in-Residence at Singapore Management University, and is a senior faculty member at Art Workshop International in Assisi, Italy.

SJ was born in the Bronx and lives in lower Manhattan. 











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