Class: David Corbett - Character Spines & Story Lines

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Sun. Nov. 9, 9:30-3:30 pm • $150
Register by October 28 in order to submit your 10-page writing sample for feedback

Aristotle believed that plot was the most important and difficult challenge the writer faced. But by plot he meant the architecture of change in the hero’s fortunes. Character and structure are inextricably linked, and it is through structure that most of a story’s meaning is imparted.

In this one-day class and workshop, David Corbett will demonstrate how the architecture of story, when properly understood, deepens our understanding of character, and how integrating character with story helps the writer avoid both formulaic plotting and episodic meandering. Special attention will be paid to individual student projects (10-page limit) for their strengths in establishing character and launching the story.