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Saturday, April 30 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
7A: Novel Plot and Structure: In Search of the Inciting Incident FILLING

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Have a great idea for a novel but don't know how to start it? Stuck in the middle of novel-drafting and stalling out? Much of writing a novel through to its end is about what is set up by its premise. A novel, a great writer once said, is a structural machine. That structure begins at the beginning. Agents and editors want to see the first 50 pages of the novel for a reason--a lot has to happen in those 50 pages to sustain a book-length work of fiction. What exactly makes an inciting incident, though? Exploring that question will help the writer set the groundwork for a novel.

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Matthew Salesses

Author, THE HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD
Matthew Salesses is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Best Book of September and a Kindle First pick, and a season’s best selection at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Gawker, and elsewhere. His other books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Back Bay Room

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