Comedy: Build A Plot Workbook – Story Building Blocks
Based on the Four Layers of Conflict method, this fill-in-the-blanks workbook develops your novel from story seed to finished draft. Whether you prefer to ask the tough questions first or after your first draft, by utilizing the tools inside, you will: Understand and keep the promise you make to your readers. Stage and direct your verbal camera effectively. Develop sound story architecture by answering a series of questions. Create one-sentence conflicts for each scene to keep you motivated and working past the murky middle. Layer conflict to provide a tight, focused plot. Assign characters roles, motivation, goals, and stakes to create an effective cast. Create a synopsis and logline to help you pitch and market your story. This workbook presents the essential elements for the Comedy story skeleton. From whimsical to warped, humor can be used to entertain and inform. Let’s begin
About Diana Hurwitz (The Villages, Florida Author)
Diana Hurwitz spent her childhood near Cincinnati daydreaming and writing poetry. She is often found lost in a book and dissects fiction for fun. She currently resides in central Florida with her husband and two cats.
When not writing, she indulges in reading, painting, jewelry design, travel, graphic art, and web design.She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Ladyscribes critique group.
She writes the Story Building Blocks series and the companion blog, Game On!, because she loves helping other writers and as a book addict thinks life is too short for bad fiction. She is the author of the young adult series Mythikas Island which she was inspired to write for her teen daughter who complained, “Why do YA books always have love triangles? Can’t a girl be a hero without a boyfriend?” The answer is, “Yes, yes she can.” She contributes to the Blood Red Pencil Blog with other fun editors and writers.
She can be found hanging out on Facebook far more often than she should be.