$39 – $49

Nailing the 4 Essential Pillars of Novel Construction – Talk and Q&A

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Mechanics' Institute

4th Floor Meeting Room

57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

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This is a class co-sponsored by MI and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation.

Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their stories. If these 4 essential pillars are weak, your novel will collapse. This 2-hour slide talk and discussion will go deep into your concept with a kicker, protagonist with a goal, conflict with high stakes, and theme with a heart. At the end of this session you will thoroughly understand how to build your corner pillars and be given worksheets to help you brainstorm and solidify these essential elements of novel construction. Attend the afternoon session if you’re ready to workshop your pillars!

C. S. Lakin is the author of twenty novels of various genres, a freelance copyeditor and writing coach, an award-winning blogger at Live Write Thrive, and the fiction track director at the San Francisco Writers’ Conference. She teaches workshops and plotting boot camps around the US and critiques more than two hundred manuscripts a year. Her Writer’s Toolbox series of writing craft books provides intense instruction on all aspects of novel writing. Read about C. S. Lakin at her blog and check out her books on her Amazon Author Page.

For each class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund. If you are unable to attend your class, please email tedwards@milibrary.org at least ten days prior to receive a refund. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

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