Plotting the Novel: From Concept to Completed Manuscript

with Patricia Skalka

Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Brown County Library - Downtown (Think Tank- Second Floor), 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

Got a great idea for a novel? Congratulations! But now what? Too often, great ideas disintegrate after a chapter or two. That doesn't have to happen.  In this workshop, you’ll learn how to expand your story concept into a full-length, page-turning novel. The presentation focuses on the narrative journey and uses an in-class exercise to show you how to create a step-by-step road map that will take you from a tentative start to a rock-solid finish. This approach produces a tight story line, speeds the writing, and eliminates the “what now?” question that can slow the process. This event is free and open to the public.


Patricia Skalka

Patricia Skalka

Author, Death in Cold Water

Patricia Skalka is the author of Death in Cold Water, winner of this year’s Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. The book is the third volume in the popular Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series, which also includes Death Stalks Door County and Death at Gills Rock. She is currently working on book four. Skalka turned to fiction following a successful nonfiction career as a Staff Writer for Reader’s Digest, freelancer, ghost writer, writing instructor and book reviewer.