LIVE WORKSHOP: How to Identify Your Story’s Core
For this workshop, we’ll be talking about how to find your novel’s core by examining plot, narrative, and log-lines. I’ll do short talks, then release you to do writing exercises. If you want to share what you wrote, you can post them in the comments. We’ll read through and discuss some of them, then go on to another little writing exercise.
To kick things off, I’d love to have you guys introduce yourselves if you haven’t yet! Scroll down and leave a comment that says:
- Your name (first is fine)
- What you write (MG, Fantasy, etc)
Alyssa was born in small-town Milton, Florida, but life as a roving military kid soon mellowed her (unintelligibly strong) Southern accent. Wanderlust is in her blood, and she’s always waiting for the wind to change. Stories remain her constant. Alyssa received her BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Berry College and her MA with honors in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. In 2013, she won a prize from the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity for her creative non-fiction essay, Naan in the Afghan Village. Now Novel She’s worked for as a writing mentor and BookBub as a blog formatter.
Alyssa is represented by Amber Caraveo at Skylark Literary. Her debut The Eleventh Trade – “a powerful story of love, loss, friendship and hope, centered around Sami, a young refugee from Afghanistan now building a new life with his grandfather in Boston” – will be published Fall 2018 by Macmillan (U.S.) and HotKey (U.K.).