Featuring Jessica Brody with "Save the Cat for Novelists"

Midwest Fiction Writers 2013 Fall Harvest of Writing Essentials

Join us for an exciting workshop with Jessica Brody at the Mall of America Ramada Inn, and bring your family to play while you work! The MOA is two blocks away and the hotel runs hourly shuttles. The MOA includes the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, Nickelodeon Universe, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, Moose Mountain Adventure mini-golf, LEGO Store Play Area, Build-a-Bear Workshop, American Girl, and more than 500 stores and 50 restaurants. Other area attractions include IKEA, the Minnesota Zoo, the XXX Waterpark among many.

Jessica Brody Presents Blake Snyder's SAVE THE CAT!® story structure method

Saturday, Sep. 28th 2013 at 3-5pm

Ramada Inn at Mall of America, 2300 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN

In this unique and engaging presentation, Jessica guides authors through the steps of using Blake Snyder's SAVE THE CAT!® story structure method to create engaging stories, compelling character arcs, and unputdownable novels. A majority of the presentation will focus on breaking down the heart of the SAVE THE CAT!® methodology: the "Blake Snyder Beat Sheet". These 15 "beats" (or plot points) are the key ingredients that make up ANY successful story and that no good novel should be without. Through examples from popular novels, films, and her own books, Jessica will demonstrate how the 15 beats can be used to turn a new story idea into a full-length, compelling book outline, help you crack your most recent rewrite, fix broken plotlines, or jumpstart you out of the dreaded writer's block. This fun and informative workshop is sure to inspire your members and leave them itching to get home and start writing!


8:00 am Continental breakfast (included in workshop fee)

9:00 am Workshop begins

Noon Buffet Lunch

1:00 pm Workshop resumes

3:00 pm Snack break (included in fee)

5:00 pm Workshop ends

Midwest Fiction Writers is a chapter of the Romance Writers of America


Ramada Mall of America

2300 East American Boulevard

Bloomington, MN 55425

1-800-328-1931 or 952-854-3411

A special room rate $95 (+ tax) is available until September 7, and is also available for three days before and after the workshop. Please mention "Midwest Fiction Writers" when registering.

The award-winning Ramada Mall of America is a 255-room full-service hotel featuring an inviting atmosphere and personalized services. Amenities include high-speed wireless Internet access throughout hotel, complimentary airport and MOA shuttle service, fitness center, pools, and restaurant.