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LIVE Webinar with David Corbett “Creating 3-Dimensional, 4-Corner Conflict”
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LIVE Webinar with David Corbett “Creating 3-Dimensional, 4-Corner Conflict”

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8:00 pm -9:30 pm
Where: United States

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Title: “Creating 3-Dimensional, 4-Corner Conflict”

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET

Where: ONLINE. Link will be e-mailed prior to the event.

Presenter: Sarah Smith

Cost: $FREE 

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Overview: You asked for David Corbett, the renowned writing teacher and award-winning author (including the Art of Character, “a writer’s Bible”) . . . we got him! David will talk about the key element in any story—conflict.

Desire drives conflict, conflict generates suspense, and suspense keeps readers turning pages. But desire and conflict operate on three distinct levels—external (real-world goals), internal (sense of self, meaning, purpose), and interpersonal (significant relationships). Building meaningful conflict means pitting your adversaries in struggles on all three levels—and interconnecting those three struggles to create narrative unity. And the more deliberate and focused the adversaries’ attacks on each other’s goals, relationships, and sense of self-worth, the greater the conflict and thus suspense. Who will prevail? How? Why? Extending this to secondary characters, we can create what is known as four-corner conflict, creating additional thematic, dramatic, and moral complexity.

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Attendee Prize

Also, one lucky attendee will receive a free copy of WRITES OF PASSAGE: ADVENTURES ON THE WRITER’S JOURNEY, a Sisters in Crime publication edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan. The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it’s also well-traveled-and in Writes of Passage, fifty-eight mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success.


Next Webinar

Next up, the SinC Education Committee offers “Harlem Book Festival & the Black Book Review” with Max Rodriguez on April 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.


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