Online Class | Plaracterization: Marrying Plot & Character [Joshua Mohr]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | The best plots aren’t controlled by the author. They spring from the characters themselves. The writer masterminds all things, yes, but the more we as writers realize that our characters are sovereign beings with independent consciousnesses, the better prepared we are to traverse what Joshua Mohr calls “plaracterization.” In this intensive workshop, we will ponder characters’ decisionmaking, the causality between plot points, and how to keep a reader flipping pages. We’ll delve into specific tactics for constructing present action and folding in backstory. During the session, students will have the opportunity to write and share their work with others.