Planning and executing a well-crafted character arc doesn’t have to be a struggle. In fact, it can even be fun and—dare I say—straight forward.
The secret lies in revelations—impactful “ah-ha” moments that your hero experiences throughout the plot that challenges them to grow and change.
This workshop combines my own personal approach to writing character arcs with tried-and-true methods of industry experts.
Using essay lessons, video lectures, worksheets, and examples from modern fiction, I’ll show you how to use revelations to reverse-engineer your hero’s arc, creating a roadmap for their emotional journey. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand your hero more deeply and have their arc clearly plotted.
New session coming soon.
Space will be limited.
$395 for lifetime access
Intermediate and advanced writers (of any genre/age group) looking to improve the emotional core of their novels.
More specifically, if you are in the early stages of planning a new project, “Plotting with Revelations” will help you map out your hero’s arc for the first time. If you have a finished draft on hand, the workshop will help you zero in on ways to improve and strengthen your hero’s arc during revision.
Erin Bowman is the critically-acclaimed author of numerous books for children and teens, including the Taken Trilogy, Vengeance Road, Retribution Rails, the Contagion duology, and The Girl and the Witch’s Garden. She has spent nine years sharing writing lessons and craft advice via online platforms such as her newsletter and instagram.
“Plotting with Revelations” is a self-guided, three-unit workshop that can be completed at your own pace. Lessons in each unit consist of essays, exercises, and worksheets that will help you locate your novel’s major revelations and plot your hero’s character arc with ease. Pre-recorded video FAQs wrap up each unit and a live Q&A will wrap up the workshop. Playback will be available for those who want to work through the material at their own convenience. Access to the materials does NOT expire.
February session schedule at a glance:
Erin Bowman’s Workshop absolutely transformed my entire revision plan for my novel. Without her insight, I’d still be lost in the woods. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone drafting or revising at any stage of their writing journey. There is something here to learn for everyone. The craft skills that you will learn here, you will definitely take with you throughout all of your projects moving forward so if you’re considering taking this workshop, take the jump and go for it!
This workshop provided exactly the perspective I needed to finally integrate the character and plot arcs in my manuscript after months of struggle. Erin’s lessons are concise but thorough, and the practical exercises are the perfect tool for drilling down to the bones of your story and rebuilding it from the inside out. I already plan to use what I learned here on my next manuscript – and hopefully save myself a lot of time and trouble in the process
I felt plotting with revelations to be useful for those who have a character-driven plot and need help in understanding how they can tamper/challenge their character’s ideology.
A new session of the workshop will be open to enrollment soon. Registrants will get immediate, lifetime access to all “Plotting with Revelations” materials. Watch this space for updates.
Payment options: one time payment of $395 (includes lifetime access to content)
To attend/complete this workshop is a computer/device with internet access and access to a design program such as Photoshop (desktop-based, paid subscription) or Canva (browser-based, free). The Live Q&A will happen on Zoom, which can be watched via web browser. (For the best experience, you can download the Zoom desktop app.)