The Write Way writing clinic with Sam Blake

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“The Write Way” a series of monthly online clinics focusing on writing fiction and getting published.

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Wednesday May 12th 1-2pm

Building the Scaffolding

Understanding the structure of a book will help you get started. Are you a plotter or a pantster? How many characters should you have? What is your story about? Stress test your idea and build the scaffolding that will take your idea forwards.

Wednesday June 16th 1-2pm

Developing Characters Readers Will Love

Characters are the lifeblood of great fiction, find out how Sam develops hers and what makes a character work. Whose story is it and what is the best way to tell it?

Wednesday July 14th 1-2pm

Your Opening Chapters

Everyone talks about agents needing to see the first three chapters of your book, but why is that and what does the reader need to see? Sam discusses writing the hook and how to know where your book should begin.

Wednesday September 15th 1-2pm

Showing Not Telling

The most important thing to learn in writing, is how to bring your reader into the story. Understanding showing not telling is crucial to that - Sam explains why and how you can paint the picture for the reader.

Wednesday October 13th 1-2pm

Dialogue: Make Your Characters Talk

Dialogue is crucial in fiction, but so is interior monologue. Understand how to make our characters talk, what needs to stay in and what to take out. Find out how to make your dialogue believable and move the plot forwards.

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