Jun 08 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Publishing professionals often say they are looking for stories with high stakes – but story stakes can be a difficult concept to understand, especially if you are writing a story where a person’s journey or a relationship forms the crux of the story. Are the characters’ personal stakes enough? Even if you’re writing in a genre like sci-fi, it can still get confusing. What’s the difference between public stakes and ultimate stakes? How do you continually raise the stakes?

Join us for Giving Everyone a Stake in the Story. We’ll talk about your protagonist’s stake and your antagonist’s stake. . . and we will also consider your reader’s stake and how you can leverage that to keep people reading.

AMBER ROYER writes the CHOCOVERSE comic telenovela-style foodie-inspired space opera series, as well as the BEAN TO BAR MYSTERIES. Amber has been teaching creative writing to writers of all genres for over a decade in North Texas for UT Arlington Continuing Education and Writing Workshops Dallas. She also critiques manuscripts for Writing Day Workshops. In the summer, she holds workshops for teen writers. Amber’s book, Story Like a Journalist: A Workbook for Novelists, boils down her writing knowledge into an actionable plan involving over 100 worksheets to build a comprehensive story plan.

Find her blogs about creative writing techniques and chocolate crafters she’s met at

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