Put Your Hero in the Driver’s Seat: CHARACTER-DRIVEN PLOT Writers Online Course with Nancy Martin

Pennwriters, Inc. introduces…


– Online Writing Course –

INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Martin
DATE: July 1 – 22, 2009
COST: $25  ($30 for non-Pennwriters members)

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/PennwritersCourse200907

A “character-driven” plot is often a euphemism among publishing professionals for “I don’t have a plot!” So how do you come up with a character who can truly drive a story to an exciting climax?

Mystery novelist Nancy Martin dissects various storytelling theorists so you can take your protagonist on a true Hero’s Journey. Your protagonist will go from accepting his heroic task to the satisfying end of his story. Topics include:

* Elizabeth George’s notion of emotional extremis
* Robert McKee’s controlling idea
* and even St. John of the Cross’s concept of “the long, dark night of the soul”

Get your story plot ready for publishing. Click here to ENROLL NOW.

Creator of the bestselling Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series, Nancy Martin made a career out of romance, but now she has turned to murder.  Author of 48 pop fiction novels in mystery, suspense, historical and romance genres, Nancy currently writes about three impoverished Main Line heiresses who adventure in couture and crime–as if “Agatha Christie had wandered onto the set of Sex and The City.”  Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 2002, HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE won the RT award for Best First Mystery and was a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award. In 2009 she won the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for mystery.  She blogs at the popular and trend-setting http://www.thelipstickchronicles.typepad.com.

For more information on Nancy Martin, visit http://www.NancyMartinMysteries.com

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– Nate Hardy
  Pennwriters Internet Activities Coordinator


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