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All the Secrets of Plot with Steve Almond


I struggled for 30 years to write a novel worth publishing, and endured five failed attempts. But in that process, I was able to look back at my unpublished novels and recognize what I was doing wrong, especially in terms of plot. In this class, we’ll use a close read of my novel, “All the Secrets of the World” to unlock—in concrete terms—the secrets of plot: how to create rising action, how to manage chronology, how to craft riveting scenes, and how to make plausibility work for you. (Bonus: All who sign up will receive a signed first edition of the book!)





Wednesday, September 18, 2024



7:00-8:30pm EST



For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email



Steve Almond is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His first novel, Which Brings Me to You (co-written with Julianna Baggott) is a major motion picture starring Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff. His last novel, All the Secrets of the World, is in development for television by 20th Century Fox. His work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, Best American Mysteries, and the NYT Magazine. His most recent book, Truth Is the Arrow, Mercy Is the Bow, is about craft, inspiration, and how to keep going at the keyboard. Almond teaches at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and lives outside Boston with his family and his anxiety.

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