4-Week: Lighthouse North—Getting Your Plot in Shape

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

If you struggle with plot, you are not alone. Many writers get inspired to begin a book, only to get lost in the middle or find themselves wrestling with an ending. Often, people who can write beautifully still feel daunted by the prospect of plotting a novel.

We'll cover inciting incidents, turning points, climax, denouement, premise, message, theme, conflict, resolution, character goals, motivation, stakes, and arc.

If you’re a “pantser” (someone who doesn’t outline in advance) and you have a finished draft, this class will provide exercises to tone up your plot. And if you’re an “outliner” (someone who outlines in advance), you can tone up your plot as you outline.

Open to all genres except picture book, and all levels from beginner to advanced.

Lighthouse North Directions and Parking

Lighthouse North is our satellite location in Boulder County. Please follow the directions below to find us, as putting the address in your GPS will take you to the wrong place.

From Highway 36, take the McCaslin exit, and immediately follow signs for McCaslin North. At the fourth light, turn left (west) onto Century Drive (there's a Walgreens on the NW corner). Take your first left (daycare on that corner). When the road Y's stay right, and when you get to the stop sign, it's the two story brick building on your right with a sign outside that says Office Evolution. Inside the building, follow the Lighthouse North signs to your conference room.

Parking is free and located around the building.


Please note that our 4-week workshops do not include formal critiques, though there may be opportunities for informal sharing. If you’d like your work critiqued in depth, please see the 8-week workshop listings.

Instructor: Victoria Hanley Learn More


Sep 16, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 23, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmSep 30, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 07, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm