I no longer remember which idea came first, the writer's retreat? I think we first talked about collaborating on a plot and scene book. Out of that came a contract from Writers Digest for DEEP SCENES: Plotting Your Story, Scene-by-Scene Through Action, Emotion and Theme. Writer Path's First Annual Deep Plot and Scene Retreat with Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld came next.
Be the first to apply NEW material from our forthcoming book from Writer's Digest (Fall 2015).
Over the course of the weekend you’ll learn how to identify and write the key lynch-pin scenes of your plot backbone that build a page-turning story, master crucial scene types, and go deeper into your plot by layering the three key elements of all great fiction: Action, Emotion & Theme.
Join us deep in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by forest, woodland creatures, beautiful open vistas and the necessary silence to help you replenish. You can take advantage of on-site yoga and massage at your leisure, as well. Whether revising or beginning a new project, you’ll emerge with a mastery of your plot, a scene tracker, and a calm, quiet, nourished soul.
Our retreat is created for:
Writers with an existing plot and manuscript
Writers with an idea for a new plot not yet written
Writers grappling with changes to a plot
Writers in need of better structure
Writers at the beginning of their writing journey
Writers who are seeking to publish their work
Writers who wish to understand the intricate relationship between plot
Today I write.
PLOT WORKSHOPS and RETREATS
A PATH to PUBLISHING using the Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
Choose the NOVEL TRACK or the PICTURE BOOK TRACK for 4, 10 and 16-week workshops to ensure you understand concept, plotting, character development, scene development, action and emotional arc development, as well has how to pitch your work to agents, editors, and readers. Live online video chat technology. I recommend writers of all genres and all ages take at least one picture book plot workshop. Narrows all plot concepts down to 28 pages and 500 words for clarity.
WRITER PATH PLOT and SCENE RETREATS in the heart of the Santa Cruz MountainsYour story deserves to be told. Your writer’s soul needs to be nourished. Over a weekend you’ll learn how to identify and write the key lynch-pin scenes that build a page-turning story, master crucial scene types and go deeper into your plot by applying the three key layers that run through all great fiction: action, emotion and theme. Reserve your spot now for the 1st Annual Writer Path Retreat.
For more: Read my Plot Whisperer and Blockbuster Plots books for writers.