It’s the age-old battle between the outliners and the pantsers – those who meticulously script every writing session, and those who pilot solely by feel. Finding your unique approach requires a method rather than a formula. The Book Architecture Method has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will learn the secrets of how to painlessly create a complex narrative such as:
• what “plotting” actually means, and why there isn’t one narrative arc but several
• how to make sure your book has one “theme” – and one theme only
• how to separate your work into scenes and use this disassembly to diagnose what’s going wrong with your manuscript
• the secret to why some narratives feel like they are all coming together at an emotional pay-off while others do not
This workshop will introduce writers to a process for organization and revision that includes in-depth exercises to be completed throughout the day so that attendees leave with a new perspective on their book’s core, its structure, and where the work of revision lies most clearly. The workshop assumes nothing of a writer’s previous knowledge of technique, nor how much of their manuscript is complete.
Stuart Horwitz is a ghostwriter, independent editor, and founder of Book Architecture. His clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their fields. He is the author of three books on writing: Blueprint Your Bestseller, which was named one of 2013’s best books about writing, Book Architecture (2015) which became an Amazon bestseller, and Finish Your Book in Three Drafts (2016).