Writing Workshop with Peter McAllister: Plot & Structure

Discover and perfect your writer’s voice, and build your writing confidence and portfolio with our Writer in Residence Peter McAllister.18+

Venue: Liskeard Library

Date: Sat 22nd Jun | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description

Discover and perfect your writer’s voice, and build your writing confidence and portfolio with our Writer in Residence Peter McAllister.18+

Keep readers glued to your pages and avoid the dreaded ‘story-wandering’ by mastering the essential elements of plot and structure. In this workshop – whether a seasoned writer or complete beginner – you’ll learn how to write compelling prose and poetry that keeps readers on an exciting journey of discovery by exploring:

· What plot and structure are

· Brainstorming of new ideas

· Shape/structure of a story

· Storyboarding and storytelling

· How to plot using story arcs and diagrams.

You’ll write lots on this workshop and read anything aloud that you’d like to (no pressure if you’d rather not). Should you wish, you’ll receive positive, constructive feedback on your writing and will leave with a better understanding of how important it is to plot and structure either a novel, short story or poem so that readers keep reading.

About Your Tutor

Peter McAllister studied English Literature at The University of Cambridge and was awarded a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing. He is the editor and co-founder of Inkfish Magazine and a committee member for the Penzance Literary Festival. With more than a decade of experience coaching creative professionals and students, Peter is proud to be helping Liskeard writers improve their skills in his role as our Inaugural Writer in Residence.

Peter’s writing blurs the boundary between novel and short story collection; it builds layers of characterisation through linked pieces that result in profound moments of self-realisation and/or dramatic action. He was shortlisted in the Hammond House International Literary Prize and the Ironclad Creative Awards in 2023. His short stories and poems have appeared online, in print journals and in numerous anthologies and his debut book is slated for publication in 2024.