Plot Your Novel in Four Weeks - Mastering the Art of Plotting

hosted by Faiza Sultan Khan

27th Aug 2023 02:00 PM IST

Welcome to our exclusive masterclass on Plotting, hosted by the renowned editor and literary consultant, Faiza Sultan Khan. If you're an aspiring writer or a debut author looking to enhance your storytelling skills, this masterclass is tailor-made for you!

About the Masterclass:

In this comprehensive four-week masterclass series, Faiza Sultan Khan will guide you through the art of crafting compelling plots for your novel. Each session will be two hours long, allowing ample time for in-depth discussions, practical exercises, and interactive plot workshopping.

Masterclass Schedule:

The masterclass will take place over four consecutive weeks, with each session held for two hours.

Week 1 (27th August, Sunday at 2 PM GMT): Understanding the Five Steps of Plotting

In the first week, join Faiza as she takes you through the fundamental structure of plots and how they function within a story. Learn about the five essential stages of plotting:

  1. Exposition: Setting the stage, introducing the world and characters.
  2. Rising Action: The central conflict emerges, propelling the protagonist forward.
  3. The Crisis: The stakes escalate, and the protagonist faces a significant challenge.
  4. Falling Action: Consequences of the climax unfold, leading to resolution.
  5. Resolution: How the protagonist's journey concludes and the story's final note.

Faiza will illustrate these plot elements using classic literary examples like Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, Jane Eyre, and more, to help you grasp their practical application.

Week 2 (3rd September, Sunday at 2 PM GMT): Character-Driven vs. Plot-Driven Stories

During the second week, Faiza will explore the dynamic between character-driven and plot-driven narratives. Analyse the examples from the previous week to identify which stories lean heavily on their characters, which are plot-centric, and which strike a balance between the two. Understanding this distinction will help you shape your story more effectively.

Additionally, Faiza will introduce the seven basic plot archetypes, including Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth. These archetypes have stood the test of time and can serve as a great source of inspiration for your own plots.

Week 3 and Week 4 (10th and 17th September, Sunday at 2 PM GMT): Interactive Plot Workshopping and Conclusion

In the final two weeks, it's your turn to shine! Share your work with Faiza, and together, you'll workshop your stories. Identify the areas where you might be stuck and collaboratively brainstorm solutions. Whether it's the exposition, the catalyst, or the resolution, Faiza has got you covered!

Masterclass Details:

Duration: Four weeks (four sessions in total)

Session Duration: Two hours per session

Total Cost: £350

Why Join Faiza Sultan Khan's Masterclass?

  • Learn from a seasoned author and editor with a wealth of experience in the literary world.
  • Gain practical insights into the five steps of plotting to create engaging and well-structured stories.
  • Understand the distinction between character-driven and plot-driven narratives and strike the perfect balance.
  • Discover the power of the seven basic plot archetypes and how to use them as a foundation for your own plots.
  • Receive personalised feedback and guidance during interactive plot workshopping sessions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Aspiring writers seeking to improve their storytelling skills.
  • Debut authors looking to enhance their understanding of plot development.
  • Fiction writers interested in mastering the art of crafting engaging and impactful plots.

Masterclass Fee: £350 (for all four sessions)

Don't miss this golden opportunity to refine your plotting abilities under the guidance of Faiza Sultan Khan. Limited seats available, so register now!

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We look forward to seeing you at the masterclass!