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our four-day plot masterclass

Free and Paid tickets available

Oct 22nd - 25th

this summit is your guide to the entire plot process

This event is your complete guide to the plotting process: you'll be shown a "first step to first reader" approach to telling your story.

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Free bonus when you register:

Download the thirty-seven page manual to help you sketch out and write a brand-new story — today.

Follow the prompts and lessons to construct a short story, step by step.

Free when you register (at any ticket level) for the summit.

* Why you should write about the place you live.

* How to discover a new writing voice.

* Design a dramatic scene.

* How plot can reveal character.

It's miserable to be stuck re-writing chapter three again… and again...

Escape the Plot Forest mixes daily prompts, community support, and expert lectures. You'll finish the conference with specific, concrete goals for plotting your next draft.

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4 days
24 speakers
5 categories

The Big Problem with Writing Conferences

At some writing summits, you can watch a lot of great talks, but finish the event unsure how to apply the advice to your book, your writing, your life. After all, you've got stuff to do. You've got a lot on your plate: send that email to your boss, feed your demanding cats, scroll through social media in terror.

While each talk was great, you might wonder what to work on.

The Solution: The character-first novel seminar

 That's why, during Escape the Plot Forest, Daniel will teach his "Character-First Novel" seminar. Over three days of the summit, you'll get access to this training course for free: each lesson will guide you, via prompts and new techniques, to solve the problems in your current plot — or help you start your next book. You'll get specific, concrete advice that will get you writing.

He'll also follow up each lesson with tips on how each speaker's talk develops or adds to the lessons in the workshop.

The Art of Close Reading (Reading Like a Writer) and the Importance of Small Details 23 October 2020, 07:00 PM
Mark Spencer Dean, School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing, MFA program, University of Arkansas at Monticello and Writer's Digest
The 5 Principles of Creating Clarity 25 October 2020, 05:00 PM
Hayley Milliman Content Lead, ProWritingAid
The Character First Novel - Pt 2 24 October 2020, 10:00 PM
Daniel Wallace Daniel David Wallace
When It Already Happened: Plotting Your Memoir 22 October 2020, 05:00 PM
Linda Lowen Founder, Always Wanted To Write

With 11 experts, the techniques you need are just a click away

Our experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics. And they have one goal: to help you tell a better story.

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The *Other* Big Problem with Writing Conferences

You're busy. I understand. And sometimes it's hard to find the time to watch all the talks during a summit. 

The Solution: The Watch-Party

That's why, after the event ends, Daniel will host a series of "watch parties" for everyone who buys access to the replays (via the "Plot Pass.") We'll watch them as a group, over Zoom, chatting and answering a lot of questions. Popcorn and alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price, but are encouraged.

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