The Intersection of Plot and Character

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Book Passage – 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera

Joshua Mohr

Joshua-MohrPlarachterization is a strategy that will help any writer. The best plots aren’t controlled by an authorial presence but spring from the characters themselves. The more we program ourselves to think of it in this way — that our protagonists are sovereign beings with independent consciousnesses from our own — the better prepared we are to traverse “plarachterization.” Will also includes characters’ decision making, the causality between plot points, and how to include specific tactics for constructing a present action and how to fold back-story into it.

Fight-Song-Mohr-JoshuaJoshua Mohr is the author of four award-winning novels: Damascus, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, Termite Parade, and his latest – Fight Song, for which the Huffington Post called him “A brilliant and skilled story teller…”

He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at USF.

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