Project Description

The Art of Plot:  A Creative Writing Course with Heidi Lynn Nilsson


  • Days: Mondays

  • Dates:

    • September 4
    • September 11 – No Class
    • September 18
    • September 25 – No Class
    • October 2
    • October 9 – No Class
    • October 16 – No Class
    • October 23
    • October 30 – No Class
    • November 6

  • Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Length: 5 Weeks / 3 Hours Each Week
  • Cost:

    • OCAF Members: $165
    • Non-members: $215

  • Ages: 18+
  • Skill Level: All
  • Location:
    OCAF School Street Studios Building,
    34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677
  • Have you been wanting to write a novel or memoir but don’t know where to begin? Or have you written countless scenes that don’t seem to be escalating? Do you crave support and inspiration in your writing life? This class is for you!

    In this course, we’ll explore the most elemental and often the most challenging element of a story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving and how it manipultes our feelings, expecttions, and desires. We’ll examine how writers hook our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. While structuring and outlining the plot of your own novel or memoir, you’ll identify your narrative arc, develop your primary theme, and design your protagonist’s journey. In other words, you’ll come away from this class with a fully plotted novel or memoir and a community to help you write it.

    Click Here to Register for The Art of Plot


    Heidi Lynn Nilsson
    Heidi Lynn NilssonInstructor
    Heidi Lynn Nilsson holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of two poetry collections, “For the Fire from the Straw,” and “The Math of Gifts.” Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, American Poet, The New Young American Poets anthology, and the New Voices anthology from The Academy of American Poets. She lives in Oconee County with her husband and three daughters.