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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 (Civil Coping Mechanisms), Different Racisms (Thought Catalog Books), and The Last Repatriate (Nouvella).  | | Matthew was adopted from Korea and... Read More →


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

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