Annette McLeod – March 10th Guest Speaker

Annette McLeod at the March 10th Monthly Network Meeting!

Annette McLeod


Using plot beams, this interactive workshop will show you how to simply lay out the bare bones of any story, whether a screenplay, novel or shorter work. With the participation of attendees, we will start from scratch and have a complete story outline before the coffee is cold! Find out the importance of a catalyst, how to set up rising suspense before paying it off, and how even diehard pantsers can stop thinking of “plot” as a dirty word.

Mini-Workshop: Outlining Your Characters

Using the information gleaned in the morning presentation, the interactive after-breakfast workshop shows you how to create a character-driven story, even as it adheres to your outline. Using various “roles” including protagonist, antagonist, ally and more, find out how the characters in your story relate to each plot point, and why you should care.

About Annette McLeod

Freelance writer Annette McLeod is a contest-winning short story writer, produced playwright and former National Editor at Sun Media. Among her trade magazines gigs, she also blogs for CBC Parents and Toronto Storeys. Visit her online at Nettie Writes