Plotting with Revelations Workshop

Character development, simplified.

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.



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In this workshop you will…

Discover the three types of revelations that allow for memorable character growth

Obtain a deeper understanding of your hero’s goals and belief system

Identify your novel’s key revelations and pace them appropriately

Develop a plan for executing your hero’s character arc

Determine how your other cast members can influence the hero’s arc

Unlock the tools necessary to craft a story with a moving and powerful emotional core

Who is this workshop for?

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 course will help you zero in on ways to improve and strengthen your hero’s arc during revision.

About your instructor

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, Dustborn, and The Girl and the Witch’s Garden. She has spent ten years sharing writing lessons and craft advice via online platforms such as her newsletter and instagram.

How is it taught?

Plotting with Revelations is a self-guided, three-unit online workshop that can be completed at your own pace. 

  • Gain immediate access to all materials upon registration.
  • Work through lessons made up of essays, exercises, and worksheets that will help you locate your novel’s major revelations and plot your hero’s character arc.
  • View pre-recorded video FAQs at the close of each unit that answer common questions.
  • Join our private Discord community to connect with fellow workshop participants and discuss the course, your manuscripts, and writing in general

Access to the course does NOT expire.

Note: Erin answers course-related questions monthly in the Discord, and you can submit your questions at any time. She is also available for tech-related support via email.

Testimonials from past participants

  • I’ve used Plotting with Revelations to revise and draft books. It has been so helpful and really changed how I approach not just the planning phase but the process of shaping an idea into an actual book; it just takes everything into a higher gear in terms of stakes, themes, and character arcs. No matter what kind of story I’m writing, it works! [This] workshop has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my writing and I’ll be coming back to it again and again.

    Irene T.
  • 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

    Ellen R.
  • 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!

    Melody S.
  • 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.

    Carli M.

Join today!

Enroll now to immediately unlock all workshop materials. Your welcome email will include a link to the Plotting with Revelations workshop dashboard as well as a link to join the private Discord community. 

Investment: One time payment of $295 (includes lifetime access to content).

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Tech Requirements

The only requirement to attend/complete this workshop is a computer/device with internet access. Worksheets are designed to be completed by hand, so you can print them or simply grab a notebook and record your answers there while referencing the PDFs online.