Although not a superhero, C. David Milles does have a dual identity. He is a teacher by day and a writer by night. He enjoys exploring the building blocks of stories, especially through the lens of the Hero’s Journey.
He loves all things geeky: superheroes, video games, reading, and writing. His favorites include television shows like Lost, Fringe, and Doctor Who, and movies like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Back to the Future.
He is the author of four young adult novels: Paradox, Redemption, Legacy, and New Miller’s Grove. He writes regularly for the web site based on the best-selling book series on screenwriting, Save the Cat!, and has contributed chapters to Lost Thought, based on the hit TV show.
You can visit him on the web at: www.cdavidmilles.com
11-12:30pm – “USING THE STRUCTURE OF SAVE THE CAT! TO GUIDE YOUR WRITING”
Structure is crucial in writing any story, but sometimes it’s easy to get stuck along the way. Using the principles taught in the #1 bestselling book series on screenwriting, Save the Cat!, you can learn to solidify your story structure. This session will examine and discuss the story beats found in films and will help you see ways to apply them to your own writing.
3:10- 4pm – “PITFALLS TO AVOID WHEN WRITING YA”
Writing for Young Adults has never been more popular, but there are risks in writing for this audience. In this session, you’ll learn five things you can avoid in your YA writing–and why they matter if you want future readers to experience your story as if it were written just for them.