Online: Zoom

Plotting Your Story's Timeline

Friday, April 15th, from 10:30am to 1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

A story's timeline is key to creating a strong plot. In this session, we will engage in a hands-on activity that will assist us to plot the events in a short story in progress or a scene in a longer piece. Our goal is to tighten the pace of events, develop characters, and define the plot. Bring a copy of a work in progress, sticky notes, index cards, or anything that will help to create a visual timeline of your story.

Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome. Everyone will get some creative ideas from spending this writing time together!

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.


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Previous Students Say

  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Great for Newbies"
  • "Interactive"


  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Revision
  • Inspiration
  • Class Discussion


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