Editing the Bones in Fiction, Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer, 2016




One audio recording from PENCON 2016

Editing the Bones in Fiction (done as 2 sessions, second session audio only*)
Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer


Have you ever read a story where the author has great ideas, good grammar, and basic craft, but something is just not right? Authors Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer team up to present a continuing session* focusing on how the bones of a story make or break it. Using instruments such as the Hero’s Journey, Plot Skeleton, and Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, they will focus on what makes solid transformational arcs in both story structure and character development. They will also touch upon how appropriate use of voice and narrative distance supports a solid story frame. This workshop will give you tools to work with when diagnosing why a decent story just doesn’t have you turning pages.

*First session did not record properly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Full handout for both sessions is included.