Storycrafting Sessions: Exploring Story Structure

Be part of the next Weeknight Writers event!

Weeknight Writers is a social enterprise dedicated to providing accessible educational and community supports for fiction writers. We’ve hosted two virtual writing conferences since September 2020 and today we’re excited to announce the next event:

Exploring Story Structure on July 3

This free virtual event will take place from 11 AM EST – 6 PM EST on July 3, 2021, with a Discord afterparty from 6 PM – 8 PM EST. We are currently seeking writers who want to participate in the following panels:

  • Plot vs Story: Balancing Action and Emotion – 11 AM EST – 12 PM EST
  • Identifying Secondary Genre in SFF – 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST
  • Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Alternative Story Structures – 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
  • How to Plot a Series – 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST

All panels will take place over Zoom. Discord will be used for socializing and expanding on panel discussions. Panelists are encouraged to participate in Discord conversations, but it’s not required.

Interested in any of these topics? Apply for a panelist spot before May 25!

Who can be a panelist?

Panelists at Weeknight Writers are chosen with an eye towards balancing educational content from established industry professionals and providing new writers with professional opportunities. This means that to be a panelist, you only need to meet two criteria:

  • You love writing fiction, especially science fiction, fantasy, and horror
  • You have something important to say about one of our panel topics

What we don’t require is an extensive list of publications. In fact, you do not need to be a published author to speak at this event. All you need is passion, so apply now!

Our commitment to inclusion

The Weeknight Writers group is committed to building a better, more inclusive publishing industry. We aim to accomplish this in two ways.

First, we make our core events free. This gives marginalized writers, who all too often live in poverty, access to the educational and community resources they need to build successful careers.

Secondly, we are committed to including marginalized folks on our panels. We don’t want to “give the voiceless a voice”; we want to provide space for the existing voices of marginalized people. This means that BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and neurodivergent folks will be given preference during the panelist selection process. If you are a writer with one or more of these marginalized identities, we strongly encourage you to apply to be a panelist.

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