Map Out Your Plot: A One-Day Intensive with Veera Hiranandani

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

    Sarah Lawrence College
    1 Mead Way
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    United States

    Instructor: Veera Hiranandani
    Length: 1 session, $200

    It’s hard to go on a long hike without a map. It’s also hard to write a successful story without a strong understanding of your plot. There are many resources out there about plot, but how do you apply it to your novel, memoir, or short story? Through a process of writing exercises, mind-mapping (a brainstorming technique), plot-graphing, and synopsis outlining, you will reconnect with your writing project and fully realize its potential. Writers will come away with a clear sense of his or her plot, a synopsis outline, the start of a chapter outline, and the next steps to take. Open to writers of all levels in any stage of manuscript.

    Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary (Dial), which was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition and is a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick, The Whole Story of Half a Girl (Yearling), which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green (Grosset & Dunlap). She earned her MFA in fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing and is working on her next novel. Learn more about Veera on her website at and follow her on Twitter @veerahira or Instagram @veerawrites. 

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