Thursday, April 19, 2012


Reverse Outlining—A Novel Approach to Developing Story...
is coming to the TriCities. This outstanding workshop, taught by Lois Peterson, helps new and experienced writers enhance their story development skills and sharpen their revision of novel drafts scene by scene.

Lois with writers © Photos by Pharos 2010
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012; 1:00-3:30 pm.
Where: Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody,  BC
Cost: FREE!!
Registration: Everyone is welcome to attend but seating is limited to 25, so participants MUST register by calling the library at 604.469.4577 asap.

Details: Stories often take on lives of their own, despite the author’s detailed outline, comprehensive character profiles and a strong grasp of story structure.

Reverse outlining allows fiction and creative nonfiction writers to drill deep into early drafts, track character and plot development, identify how details amplify theme and story, analyze chapter and scene endings, and highlight other specifics that improve the dynamics of the story.

Participants in this practical workshop will use a reverse outlining spreadsheet to track specific elements of one or two chapters of a work in progress, and explore how each craft element can be enhanced or adjusted to improve the next draft of the story. Writers who don’t wish to bring along their own chapters or scenes to use in the session will be provided with sample work to help them learn to apply this useful process to their own fiction.

Join Lois on June 23 at Port Moody Public Library and take your writing to the next level!

Presenter Lois Peterson has published numerous literary short stories in magazines and journals. She is the author of six children’s novels and is a popular storyteller and workshop presenter.

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