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Saturday, July 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Patronus or Plot? How Characters’ Wants and Needs Shape Story

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Kamilla Benko, editor at Paper Lantern Lit, will share the equation that PLL uses to locate the heart of (almost) any book written, and how to use this same formula to turn a vague idea into a three-act outline, then into a novel, and then into a series. Benko will use the Harry Potter books to show how this secret sentence has been applied to the Wizarding World and how writers can use it when creating their own character-driven plots.

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Kamilla Benko

Editor, Paper Lantern Lit
Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. When she grew up, she moved to NYC and entered into the world of children’s publishing. She now wrangles manuscripts as an editor for Paper... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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