What: Plotting From Theme -- Presented by Lori Wilde

Theme will enrich a book faster than any other single element. Theme is a tool that drives a story on a deeper level. Think of theme as like the love in a marriage. It's the core reason your story exists. Implications of theme colors and shapes everything in the story. It permeates character and the plot. Theme speculates on a possible truth. It is not an answer or law, but a supposition, a questioning, an exploration of potential. This course seeks to teach you how to plot your story from the standpoint of theme first, story events second to produce a cohesive blueprint that will make building the backbone of your book easier. Topics covered include: * The tyranny of theme. * Theme defined * Characters and Theme * Plot and Theme * Props, Symbols and Motifs * Closed themes versus open themes * Make your story sing through theme

Where: FF&P Forum/ Loops

When: September 10, 2012 through October 7, 2012

Registration Costs:

This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop. Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal. The cost is $20.00 for FFnP members and $30.00 for non-FFnP members. Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds / credits are determined on a case by case basis. If a class should be canceled, then participants have a choice of a credit to be applied to a future workshop or a refund. 

Speaker Information:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde is a popular online instructor. She has sold sixty novels and novellas to four major publishers. She is a past RITA finalist and has won numerous writing awards. She holds a bachelors degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and is currently working toward her masters degree in Liberal Arts. She has also served as the RWA National conference workshop chair and PAN retreat chair. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill