July 21 The Dreaded Second Act: A practical guide

This one day seminar will offer practical advice on getting through the "desert" of the second act, focusing on more than just the major plot points.  We'll examine how to interweave subplots to advantage, how to maintain a steady movement from dramatic "pluses" to "minuses," and how to move your protagonist realistically through the bulk of his or her arc.  Drawing examples from several genres, we will break this down step by step.