University of Iowa

Muddy Water: Controlling Plot, Subplots, and Plot Points in Your Novel

Weekend July 27 to July 28 2019

How do you create a strong and exciting plot in your novel? How do you connect the plot with various subplots? How do you place plot points effectively throughout your story? This class will help you develop or strengthen your novel’s main plot. It will also help you better understand the use of subplots and the purpose of plot points. To write a great novel it is crucial to recognize how the plot, subplots and plot points create the main sequence of events and figure out the best way to use them to move your story from beginning to end. This class is for writers at any stage of the book-writing process.


In this workshop we will provide feedback on writing you bring from home or produce in our weekend.