Weaving the Twin-Stranded Storyline

Whether you’re tackling a timeslip or time-travel novel, a book within a book, a dual storyline, or simply a series of flashbacks, the technical challenges of interweaving two sets of main characters, two plots, and two story arcs stay the same: how do you switch back and forth without losing the readers’ interest, or being confusing, or losing the right sense of pacing; and how do you bind both the stories together to strengthen your themes? We’ll take a look at different ways to make this work, by dodging the possible pitfalls and making full use of the range of rewards that this much bigger canvas can offer a story.

About the presenter:

New York Times and Globe & Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator who brings her own passion for research and travel to her novels, weaving modern-day romantic suspense with historical adventure and intrigue. Her books, which have been translated and published in over twenty countries, have finalled for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year Award, won two RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, two National Reader’s Choice Awards and a RITA. Her 13th book, Belllewether, comes out in April.

About the event:

Sunday November 5, 2017 (2:30-4:00 pm)

Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive, room 1A opposite the library. Click for Google Maps

Free for members | $20 for guests

Reserve your spot on our Eventbrite page or by emailing registrar@ottawaromancewriters.com

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In consideration for those who have allergies and asthma, please refrain from wearing scented products at our workshops and meetings.

Don’t forget! Before the workshop:

  • Member meeting (1:00-1:30 PM)
  • Member critique & brainstorming roundtable (1:30-2:15 PM)