Workshop: Thought to Plot with Mary Buckham

The Southern Louisiana Romance Writers invite writers of all genres to join them for a day long workshop with Mary Buckham on October 29th, 2011. Take your THOUGHT TO PLOT with this award-winning author. 

When: October 29, 2011

Time: 8am-4pm, lunch included

Place: Hilton Garden Inn, 4535 Williams, Blvd, Kenner, LA Map It!

Cost: $75 SOLA members, $80 all others. 

Registration Deadline: September 30, 2011


In the full-day THOUGHT TO PLOT writing craft workshop, national writing instructor, Mary Buckham will show you how to develop a budding idea BEFORE you begin to plot.  This is a brainstorming workshop where she will show you where a story and characters break down before you get to the point of plotting.  The backbone of a strong story begins with developing these critical points in the early stages of brainstorming so that you aren’t trying to “shore” up your story later.  Most stories fall apart because once a writer has invested a significant amount of work in a story it’s much harder to back up and make changes so they press ahead, shoving support wherever they can.  For this reason, come to this workshop with a “NEW” idea you have not fully developed to the point where the idea of making any change is stressful.  This workshop is to show you how to take ideas and spin them to be fresh and different, yet with a strong plot infrastructure. 

We are a chapter of RWA, but this workshop is suitable for all genres. 

Mary Buckham

Mary Buckham is an award-winning romantic-suspense author who, before becoming published in book-length fiction was a freelance article writer, selling hundreds of articles to local, regional, and national publications. In addition, she’s been an editor of a regional magazine. She is also co-author of Break Into Fiction™: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells. Mary is a sought-after speaker and writing craft teacher for both online and in live presentations throughout the United States and Canada. For more on Mary go to or