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Pace and Plot

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12th May 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with government guidance, all W&A events are cancelled for the foreseeable future. If you have reserved your place at any of our events, please look out for an email from a member of the W&A team.


If you’re grappling with the ins and outs of a complicated plot, or struggling for ways to avoid the notorious sagging middle, this evening will give you a thorough introduction to the intricacies of successful plot development. 

How to pace your story is one of the most important things you’ll learn. Without this, your story will lack momentum, and you could be setting your readers up for a disappointing ending. Through an interactive evening of inspiring discussion, practical advice, and tips, everything from ensuring consistency and clarity, making sure your plot flows at the right pace will be covered, as well as how to go about outlining and planning your plot before you start, to finding structural problems and how to deal with them.  

You'll leave perfectly placed to craft a plot that will encourage readers to get completely immersed in your story, desperate to find out what happens next. 

Speaker Details

Charlotte Philby worked for the Independent for eight years, as a columnist, editor and reporter, and was shortlisted for the Cudlipp Prise at the 2013 Press Awards for her investigative journalism. Founder of the online platform, she regularly contributes to the Guardian and iNews, as well as the BBC World Service, Channel 4 and Woman's Hour. She has three children and lives in London.

Event details

The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with refreshments provided upon arrival.

Your workshop begins with Charlotte at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.

50% of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to Book Aid International.

Book Aid International works in partnership with libraries in Africa providing books, resources and training to support an environment in which reading for pleasure, study and lifelong learning can flourish. Every year, Book Aid International provides up to one million new books, donated by UK publishers, to libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. We also provide training for librarians to ensure that readers get the very best from our donated books, and grants for purchasing locally-published books and for library refurbishments. Our work is practical, effective and empowering. 


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