Friday 15 June, 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, The University of Winchester, Hampshire
STORY, STRUCTURE AND CHARACTER ARCS
It’s a character’s desires, fears and actions that shape story. This workshop looks at how the protagonist’s character arc can give structure to a novel. Sara and Emma discuss what a central narrative is, and how concurrent storylines contribute to the protagonist’s character arc, and the narrative steps towards a dilemma/crisis that will help deal with that sagging middle.
Looking at some well known classic novels, we follow the emotional journey of a central character examining the narrative steps, turning points and obstacles presented by surrounding characters which shape the novel, until finally a crises brings the story to its conclusion.
NB This workshop is open to those attending the festival. Sign up now www.writersfestival.co.uk