I went to a writing workshop this weekend, titled “Save the Cat!” It’s a technique to help with plotting stories and, since I’m a plotter, it was right up my alley. It’s all about pacing to keep things moving. I am a bit worried about it being too formulaic, so I’ll use it judiciously. I really enjoyed being amongst other writers and being able to bounce ideas around. That’s always fun for writers who spend so much time inside their heads.
Interestingly enough, there is no Save the Cat step in the actual technique. Silly.
My most important achievement, however, was figuring out how to fix a problem I was having with Roxie’s story. Yay! It was worth the price of admission, just for that – even if the answer came to me as I was driving home the next day.