July 2022 Meeting Information

July 2022 Meeting Information


on July 16, 2002 at 11 AM

for Stuck in the Middle

by Tere Michaels

This class focuses specifically on the middle of your story, the bulk of the action that takes place after the set-up and builds up until you reach your “disembarking point” and the book’s ending.

  • How do you crank up conflict and emotion without writing yourself into a corner?
  • How do you fulfill the promise of your beginning (and your blurb), to deliver the book you’ve promised readers?
  • How do you keep readers emotionally engaged without having to use tricks and red herrings to make sure those pages keep turning?

Whatever your process—from highly detailed outlines to seat-of-your-pants writing, and everything in between—this class will help you build a framework for a successful, satisfying book. We will map out the high points (and low points) of the middle of your book. We will discuss how your “midpoint” is not exactly in the middle, nor does it indicate one moment in time. And we’ll help you decide precisely how to shake up the world you’ve created (so you can fix it in time for the end).

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Tere Michaels writes happily ever afters in the big city with heaps of snark, angst and humor. Her focus is on characters and all the ridiculous ways they trip through life and love. She has written fifteen books including her popular Faith, Love & Devotion series and the superhero saga, The Vigilante. Her new series is Broadway or Bust.

She has been presenting workshops on the writing process for ten years. She has taught at RT Booklovers Convention, Liberty States Create Something Magical Conference, RWA online classes, and done presentations and workshops for chapters of RWA, Liberty States, Sisters in Crime, and Horror Writers of America. She taught and managed RT Booklovers Convention Boot Camp. Currently she is a plot whisperer/consultant/developmental editor and teaches frequently at SavvyAuthors.

Send her a message through her website (www.teremichaels.com) or connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.