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Creative Writing: Suspense/Tension, Hooks & Cliff-hanger’s, LOCK & SCAMPER

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In this last workshop we will look at Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers, LOCK & SCAMPER

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Week 12 - Event Contents:

Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers

LOCK

SCAMPER

In this workshop we'll look at the difference between Suspense and Tension and how to apply them in the narrative.

We will look at Hooks and Cliffhangers, techniques used at the start and end of sections to draw the reader in and motivate them to read on.

We will look at James Scott Bell's Lead, Objective, Confrontation and Knockout formula for powerful stories.

We will also look at the SCAMPER technique for generating and amalgamating ideas.

Week 1: Introduction, Rules & PURPOSE

Week 2: What is a Novel & Genre

Week 3: Metrics, Motivation, Productivity, and Constraint.

Week 4: Plot

Week 5: Character

Week 6: Defamiliarization & NLP

Week 7: Dialogue

Week 8: World Building

Week 9: Language Building

Week 10: Concept Mapping

Week 11: Narrative Positioning & Description over Exposition

Week 12: Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers, LOCK & SCAMPER


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Iain McKinnon is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Creative Writing Masters Degree. He currently has 5 novels in print with American publisher Permuted Press. Iain runs a number of workshops most notably a creative writers program in association with Dyslexia Scotland.

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