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The Elements of Surprise: How to Keep Your Story from Doing the Same Hokey Stuff

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Greg Lawson
June 3, 2014
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The Elements of Surprise: How to Keep Your Story from Doing the Same Hokey Stuff

Do you have a plot that runs in a straight line to the end of the book? Or, a snooze-worthy character? Or, rely on stereotypes? Learn how to throw that stick of dynamite called "surprise" into a boring narrative.

Presenter Melinda Corell is a writer and editor who lives in Savannah and has a master's degree in writing for children from Hamline University.

The Writer's Bloc workshop series is funded by a Spotlight on Literacy grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.