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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mainsteam/Genre Fiction Writing Workshop

yIrish Patatas Entertainment
the chips ... Creative Skills Enhancement
Mainstream Fiction Writing Workshop
April 14, 21 & 28
Saturdays, 1-6 pm
3 Sessions: 5 hrs each (15 hrs total)

JL Caiña
Published Mainstream/Genre Fiction Writer Scriptwriter/ TV Analyst
- Genre Fictions/Novellas (Tagalog Pop Novellas, Harlequin/Mills&Boons proto-type Romances, Young Adult Novels)
- Mainstream Short & Long Story
FEE: P3,000
For Registration And Other Info Please Contact: +63920-8793237
CLICK: http://the-chips1.

DAY 1 - Elements Of Fiction
1. Measuring Cup of Fiction - Aristotle's The Poetics
2. The Pitch: Idea Generation
3. Premise Construction
4. Short Story vs. Novel
5. Story Types That Sell
7. Getting to know the Big P - Plot
8. Building Chains - Plot Outline
9. Plot vs. Story
10. Rearrangement & Design: The Story Outline
11. The Era Of Movies: Fast Pace Plot
12. Exposition, Conflict, Struggle, Resolution
13. Pop The Bubble: Misconceptions And Mistakes in Fiction Writing

DAY 2- Ready, Set, Go!
1. Mainstream/genre vs. Literary Writing
2. Chapter & Scene Breakdown
3. Viewpoint
4. Keys to Killer Beginning
5. Show vs. Tell
6. Leitmotifs In Fiction
7. Subplots, Multiple plots
8. Character & Plot
9. Character Development
10. The 3-Acts Structure

DAY 3 - Scene Sculpture
1. When is a scene a scene?
3. Do/Don't Begin at the Beginning
4. Setting
5. Length: A Little Boy's Attention Span
5. When it Ends
6. Scene Focus
7. Plant-Payoff
8. Keys To Effective Dialogue
9. Era Of TV: Cliffhanging
10. Sex Scenes
11. Action Scenes
12. Comic Scenes
13. Ending
14. Revising
15. The Markets

An initial draft of a mainstream short story or/and an initial chapter and outline of a mainstream/genre novel.

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