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Our happy attendees 

“The Character First session, where we talked about Orientation burst open such an AHA! moment for me. It's already transforming my writing, and I am eternally grateful." - Paige T.

"This was a highly instructive summit and did not simply regurgitate the same topics we've been fed over and over. There were topics I didn't even know were topics and speakers I'd never heard of and I loved that so much.” - Frances P.

Testimonials

  • I wanted to be a writer. This helped me answer my question, and it just cemented my dreams, it’s no longer a dream but an actual goal.

    Gerald Gambale
    Gerald Gambale

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • The participation of the attendees and the range from beginners to published people. You have no idea how much this event changed my writing life.

    Jean Rogers
    Jean Rogers

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • This summit was five days of targeted value. Each speaker delivered specific techniques for different aspects of plotting novels.

    Cara Flett
    Cara Flett

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • I love that it was basically divided into beginning, middle and end in terms of structuring a novel.

    Alison Blackwood
    Alison Blackwood

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • Amazing depth of content made available to a wide audience for free

    A. J. Payler
    A. J. Payler

    Author of The Killing Song & Lost In the Red

  • All the tips for making my writing better and all the "aha!" moments are the best part of the event.

    Polly Hansen
    Polly Hansen

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • This was a Plot Summit; you were clear on the theme and you absolutely met and exceeded my expectations.

    Jill Urbach
    Jill Urbach

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • Not only did I learn new techniques for plotting, I also received affirmation on things I was already doing in my writing. This summit could be hard to top.

    Laurie Bierovic
    Laurie Bierovic

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • The summit overall was terrific! The presenters were amazing!

    Linda Gordon Hengerer
    Linda Gordon Hengerer

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • This has been better than any Convention I've been to; better than my MFA program; better than most workshopping or retreats.

    Barbara Denz
    Barbara Denz

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

  • Awesome, incredible, organic, accepting. Without having to pull out the Thesaurus - it was great!

    Kelly Zimmer
    Kelly Zimmer

    Escape the Plot Forest 2020 Participant

    

"The 7 essential tips lecture was inspiring and helpful, the talk about plot payoff was incredibly organized and taught me a great deal, the lecture series organized by Daniel offered very easily digested ideas that simplified the conceptual side of creating a story. ” - Julia F.

“Hearing such a wide range of speakers talk about their craft with such passion. Listening to them gave me the enthusiasm and determination to keep going with the story I have lodged in my head.” - Zoe J.

6 DAYS
28 SPEAKERS
6 CATEGORIES

our four-day plot masterclass 

free and paid tickets available 

oct 22nd - 25th of 2020

this summit is your guide to the entire plot process

More testimonials

Lynne “The 3 sessions on the character first novel were so timely for me and really helped me with a new story.”

Kayla M. "It has already enhanced my WIP for NaNoWriMo"

Adele S. “You covered everything. From how to write a novel to how to publish it. Great context. Very well organized. ” 

Leah S. “The conference provided a wealth of useful and inspiring information. It was fantastic!”

Charles S. “The memories were pleasantly surprising and inspiring because it was explained from different perspectives.”

Charlie K. “ All the resources were really useful and everyone was so warm and welcoming.”

Mary M. "I appreciated the hour or two breaks between the presentations because most of us are multi-tasking. I did miss one morning so have to catch up. The Plot Pass made that worry free.”

Patrick M. "It feels great! Lots of different ideas!"
 

This event is your complete guide to the plotting process 

It's miserable to be stuck re-writing chapter three again… and again...

Escape the Plot Forest mixes daily prompts, community support, and expert lectures. You'll finish the conference with specific, concrete goals for plotting your next draft.

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6 DAYS
28 SPEAKERS
6 CATEGORIES

The Big Problem with Writing Conferences

At some writing summits, you can watch a lot of great talks, but finish the event unsure how to apply the advice to your book, your writing, your life. After all, you've got stuff to do. You've got a lot on your plate: send that email to your boss, feed your demanding cats, scroll through social media in terror.

While each talk was great, you might wonder what to work on.

The Solution: The character-first novel seminar

 That's why, during Escape the Plot Forest, Daniel teaches his "Character-First Novel" seminar. Over three days of the summit, you'll get access to this training course for free: each lesson will guide you, via prompts and new techniques, to solve the problems in your current plot — or help you start your next book. You'll get specific, concrete advice that will get you writing.

He'll also follow up each lesson with tips on how each speaker's talk develops or adds to the lessons in the workshop.

The Character First Novel - Pt 2

24 October 2020, 10:00 PM

Daniel Wallace
"Marketing Your Book With Paid Ads"

25 October 2020, 01:00 PM

Brian Berni
Final Happy Hour

26 October 2020, 09:00 PM

Daniel Wallace
Battle Scenes Masterclass w Alina Boyden

28 October 2020, 03:00 PM

Plot Pass

With 11 experts, the techniques you need are just a click away

Our experts will share their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics. And they have one goal: to help you tell a better story.

Meet the speakers