Online Plotting Boot Camp
Your DI (Drill Instructor): Delilah Devlin
January 9 - February 3, 2017
What you can look forward to during Plotting Bootcamp:
Learn a methodical approach to harness your creativity in order to produce an in-depth plot for your next novel! Sound scary? It is-when you're staring at an empty page without a compass and a map to guide you through the novelistic jungle. Your DI will lead you through four weeks of activities that will help strengthen your abilities to: capture the conflicts, the major plot line and subplots; deepen your knowledge of your characters; and conceive of and develop an in-depth, by-chapter description of your book. Delilah will accomplish this with weekly lessons, bi-weekly chats and daily online communication. Be ready for bivouac!
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"When I started out writing, I usually had no outline planned. Then I get stuck and not sure how to go, I go on for weeks on end not writing. During this bootcamp I had those 'aha' moments. Delilah and Elle were a great deal of help opening my eyes to things I hadn't seen. I hope to be able to do more bootcamps with them because, trust me, its worth your investment." ~ Shekinah.
"All my writing life I thought I was a plotter. After attending this Plotting Bootcamp however, (and doing all the plotting exercises), I discovered I'd been just an outliner. I didn't have a clue about what it was really like to be a professional plotter. Let me tell you: it's nice not to be clueless any longer. I've never been better prepared to write anything as I am now since completing this course. In fact, I feel like I've already written the novel. In a way, the first draft has become the second draft. I now enjoy the benefit of knowing, in advance, that the story is well worth writing. Knowing that the game is worth the candle fires my motivation and prepares me for those long dark nights of the soul when I must struggle through the valley of the sagging middles. I will prevail because I know how this story ends and it ends well."
"During this Plotting Bootcamp, Elle and Delilah, romance's most scintillating sister act, showcase their teaching talents by providing a perfect combination of expertise and encouragement."
"If Samson were a pantser he would leave this Bootcamp as a plotter with a crew cut."
"This Bootcamp is to plotting what GPS is to asking for directions."
"This is one Sir who was well please with his time in Bootcamp."
"I would highly recommend this course to everyone who is even thinking about writing a book." ~Laurean
"Thanks for all the insight. You taught me how to think as a novel writer after many years of banging out ad copy." ~Tim
"Thank you Elle and Delilah for this wonderful class. I have learned so much and now I feel I have the write tools to plot out my stories. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in writing. Your hands-on style, chats and reading the other members' postings have really helped me to see where I have gone wrong and when I'm on the right path." ~Christyne
"Yes, I would recommend the course to others. I learned so much. I started the boot camp with no experience with an online writing workshop, no story and, worse, no clear idea for one. The bootcamp forced me to make time, think, and plot! Best of all the exercises help inspire me! So, now I have a story to work with. Elle, and Delilah, I especially appreciated your individual positive and constructive feedback. You helped keep me thinking, encouraged, and moving forward." ~Natasha
"As always I have learned so much. I love the Roses classes and if this story makes it to contract, you can expect a grateful acknowledgement as well! Im consistent in recommending the Roses (from workshops to webpage) to every writer I know. Ill see you at the next Bootcamp, and probably at a course or two in the interim. Thanks for all the personal attention, consideration, caring and the all around good time!" ~Kim who is also an Excel freak
"Thank you Elle and Delilah for this really great workshop. I've also used the templates on my WiP, and have spotted a couple of gaps in the plot which I need to work on. An informative, useful and enjoyable bootcamp." ~Tricia
"I will definitely recommend this to others. I made several breakthroughs with this book because of the workshop." ~Kelli
"Thank you Elle, Megan and Delilah for such a worthwhile and fantastically fun course I signed up because plotting is the thorn in my side and not a good problem to have when youre a novelist! I feel more confident and much more equipped to tackle plotting from here on in." ~Rachel
"I cant emphasize how much I have loved this class and how much I have gotten out of it! When I started, this is what I had so far I want to write an inspirational romance. Thats it. Now I know exactly where Im going." ~Teri
"Taking the Plotting Bootcamp class was the best move I could have made! I went from having one dimensional plots that revolved soley around the hero and heroine to having rich, interesting plots that were just plain fun to write! I recommend taking it whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced hand at plotting. There's something for everyone in this terrific class!" ~Laurie Hawkins
"I love the Plot Outline worksheet. I've always used something similar to this, but Delilah and Elle, the rows of information that you track on your sheet makes planning the story much more in-depth than the skeleton outline I've always used."
"Thank you both for a wonderful class, the great worksheets and ideas, and the terrific brainstorming session during the chat." ~Sheila
"Thank you so much, Elle and Delilah, for the insights into plotting. The worksheets are really helping me to work out my story. The early Saturday morning chats helped tremendously as well. I've never brainstormed a story idea out loud before. It was a good experience and a very helpful." ~Lupe
"Thank you so much! Plotting Bootcamp was wonderful! I learned so much. It really made a difference in where I was going wrong. I've read and read about how to write since I started this about, hmmm, 6 years ago, but until now I didn't realize I wasn't asking the right questions at the right time." ~Madge
"I wanted to offer a great big thanks for this wonderful bootcamp. The tools are wonderful and I'm going to utilize them going forward on every project! Great stuff." ~Carol Ann
"I really enjoyed it, and more to the point, I feel it's given me some great information and taught me a lot." ~Lyn