CHANDLER 480-745-2515 | 24TH & CAMELBACK | 602-900-1753
Details
Date:

January 17

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-writers-network-an-evening-with-tara-ison-tickets-52994114824
Organizer

Phoenix Writers Network, Susan Pohlman

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/phoenix-writers-network-susan-pohlman-15126396736
Venue

Workuity

2390 E. Camelback Rd Ste. 130, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85016

Using Maps for Storytelling


So, you have that great idea for your novel, a fascinating character, an intriguing environment, a compelling theme, and, yes, a stunningly original literary style—but what is this thing called “structure”? How do you move your character from A to Z through your story? In this session, we’ll examine two classic cinematic structural maps—The Heroic Journey and the 3-Act Feature Film Paradigm—from a novelist’s POV. We’ll explore how to use these templates to develop a solid structural framework and sustain momentum in a novel-length work of fiction without sacrificing character, theme, or voice.


Come join us and get started on that novel today! 


Tara Ison is the author of three novels: The List, A Child out of Alcatraz, a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Rockaway, featured as one of the “Best Books of Summer” in O, The Oprah Magazine, July 2013. Ball, a short story collection, was published in 2015, and her collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies, was the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award winner for Creative Nonfiction.