Suffering the Consequences: Building Exciting Plot through Consequential Action with Manuel Gonzales


Online Fiction Seminar
part of our Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival

Time & Date:
Thursday, June 25th, 7:00 — 9:00 pm CT

Member Price: $26.25*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

Life is arbitrary in a way that fiction cannot stand to be, but when you sit down to tell a story, the plot can begin to feel contrived, forced, predictable, anecdotal, or happenstantial. In this course, we’ll explore building plots that feel organic and without contrivance by focusing on characters, their decisions, their actions, and the consequences that arise from these. Characters drive plots, and we’ll spend our time examining exactly how.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels.

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About the Instructor:

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and other stories, winner of the Sue Kaufmann prize for first fiction and the John Gardner Fiction Prize, and the novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, which was awarded the YALSA Alex Award. He currently lives in Massachusetts and teaches literature and creative writing at Bennington College and serves as a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars low-residency MFA program.

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