On January 16th, 2015, Susan Fryer will present a workshop on Brainstorming to increase Conflict in your WIP.
Barnaby Conrad said, “Once you get a character with a problem, a serious problem, “plotting” is just a fancy name for how he or she tries to get out of the predicament.”
But what if you don’t plot? What if you are a pantser or a flying into the mist sort of writer or you are a plotter and your characters have taken over and won’t pay any attention to your plot outline? What can you do besides rip your hair out by the handful or fire up your shredder?
You can brainstorm. Every writer knows about the “What If” approach. But there are many more ways to bring conflict into your plot and satisfy your readers.
This workshop will tell you some of these methods and also illustrate by having several fun-filled writing exercises.
Susan Fryer is a long-time member of GVC – joining RWA April 7, 1988, and GVC shortly after. Writing as Susann Elliott, she is as yet unpublished, mainly because she is very slow and life is constantly getting in the way.
She writes suspense and mystery, paranormal, fantasy and a mixture of all mentioned.
A confirmed pantser or NOP (No outline person), her favourite method of non-plotting involves brain-storming – with and without other writers.
Susan is a workshop junkie, also volunteering with the Kiss of Death chapter as one of their COFFIN coordinators. Always eager to learn the craft of writing, she also loves to share her knowledge. “When writing stops being fun, that is the day I will shut my computer down.”