This is one of our most popular workshops and it's available for download. Mastering Motivation is an intermediate workshop focused on creating strong, believable motivation for the characters in your novel.
Motivation is one of the key elements of any novel. This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to create strong, believable motivation that will drive your story from beginning to end. We'll discuss how to avoid cliched and contrived motivations, how to build on your basic characterization to create characters that actively push your story forward. We'll also tackle that dreaded nemesis of so many writers -- author intrusion.
This is the full version of the workshop presented at the RWA Conference in Washington, DC. It's a great follow-up to our workshop on characterization, but can also stand alone, especially if you've already some preliminary work with your characters. -- $25.00
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Spinning Straw into Gold: The Art and Craft of Revisions
Creating Characters with Character
Plotting the Organic Way
Riding the Emotional Roller-Coaster
Mastering Scene and Sequel
In and Out: Putting Characters in Conflict
There's Not Room for Both of Us: Avoiding Author Intrusion
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