Populating Fiction By Elizabeth Engstrom

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take a workshop with Elizabeth Engstrom at the Oregon Writers Colony Annual Conference. I always look forward to the conferences at the historic Sylvia beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. They are all different, all illuminating, but this one, “Assembling the Skeleton of Your Novel,” came at the perfect time for me. Elizabeth did a great job of condensing her 5-day class into a power-packed few hours. Read more of her insights here:

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It’s stating the obvious to say that the characters are the most important element of a story. But most writers, particularly beginners, don’t spend enough time designing the …

Source: Populating Fiction


About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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