April Zoom Meeting: How to Raise the Stakes Without Killing Everyone

Characters, like people, are stubborn. Most prefer to stay in the good old comfort zone rather than face danger, failure, pain and worse. (The nerve!) To get them to act, we raise the stakes, removing all choice. So how do we do that without always threatening them with death? Get ready to fill your mental toolbox with ideas.

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling book, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression and its many sequels. Her books are available in ten languages, are sourced by universities, recommended by agents and editors, and used by novelists, screenwriters, and psychologists around the world.

Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers, as well as One Stop for Writers, a storyteller’s library packed with powerful tools and step-by-step help. Make your next book your best book!

We have scheduled 90 minutes for this meeting to allow time for Angela’s complete presentation and a short Q&A to follow.

This meeting is free, but registration is necessary. We’re using Eventbrite for our reservations. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link (scroll all the way to the bottom of the email) from Eventbrite. Please keep your confirmation email! Spaces are limited, so sign up today. Also, please make sure that if you sign up, you attend.

We look forward to seeing you soon!                                                                     Mystery Writers of America MidAtlantic Chapter

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