Narrative Arc in Novels

Tuesday, February 15 - 6:30 PM

Have you ever been working on your novel and found yourself wondering: what would happen next? As writers sometimes the more important question is why—why should that happen next?

This 8-week class will look at narrative arc with the goal of helping participants know what should happen where in their work-in-progress (WIP). We’ll complete activities to identify key narrative elements in your WIP and write a synopsis (I know—the dreaded synopsis) of the entire narrative arc. Participants will have at least two workshops in which we’ll critique first chapters and either a climax or middle chapter.

To be successful as participants, writers will want to have completed a novel draft or be at least halfway through a draft.

Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


WriterHouse, Inc.

Date / Time

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


(434) 282-6643
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