Romancing the Grand Gesture: How to plot an iconic scene readers will remember forever

A talk by Sue Brown Moore
Author educator and story consultant, Storysmith U

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Learn the storycraft behind why those big, memorable moments in books and movies make such a lasting impression and how you can create an iconic moment for your story that readers will remember forever. During this 30-minute presentation, Sue will deep-dive into the romance-writing beat The Grand Gesture to show you:

  • why not every memorable moment is a Grand Gesture
  • the 3 crucial story elements your story needs before you can set up your Grand Gesture moment
  • where a Grand Gesture should go in your plot's story structure
  • the fill-in-the-blank template (a special "Line Lib") that will help you script your Grand Gesture moment without writing a synopsis or plotting a full story outline (even if you're not writing a romance!).

Then, stay tuned for Sue and Daniel's Q&A chat that digs even deeper into the storycraft behind the Grand Gesture, including topics like:

  • how to tell the difference between Fear and Need
  • how the Grand Gesture relates to the Dark Night of the Soul (or rock bottom) in a character's journey
  • why "love language" is an integral requirement for setting up a Grand Gesture (even when no romantic love is involved)
  • the difference between character-driven stories and plot-driven stories and why only one of these can have a true Grand Gesture

If you write character-driven fiction stories, don't miss this talk on how to eek the most emotion and vulnerability out of your story without resorting to angst, poor communication, or trope shortcuts.

Every attendee will have the chance to download a comprehensive Recap PDF that covers all the important highlights from the training, so you can start scripting your story's iconic Grand Gesture today.

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Win a free 1-hour Story Consultation with Sue Brown-Moore. This session, which usually costs $175, is the perfect way to bust through writer's block, shore up a story's saggy middle, or zero in on what exactly is going wrong in your plot. Learn more about a Story Consult here.

Offered by Sue Brown Moore
Author educator and story consultant, Storysmith U

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Sue Brown Moore

Developmental editor and storycraft educator specializing in romantic fiction

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