Author and instructor Scott Driscoll speaks at EPIC Group Writers this upcoming Monday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in the Edmonds Library. The event is free although seating is limited to the first 20 people.
Driscoll’s talk will examine ‘The Desire Quest’ and the inciting incident needed for a compelling story. According to Driscoll, “We will then examine how a disturbing incident only becomes significant when it impacts a deeply held belief or value brought in to the story by a main character. Once the story is underway, and the Protagonist is questing toward a Goal that has the possibility of resolving the disturbance that started the story, opposition must enter the Protagonist’s path. We will finish the discussion by looking at how conflict derails the quest when gaps appear between the expected result from the Protagonist pursing an interim goals versus where the action falls short.”
Driscoll is a recipient of the University of Washington Educational Outreach award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006 and has taught creative writing for twenty years at the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education. His latest novel, ‘Better You Go Home,’ explores the Czech side of his family after Eastern Europe became liberated in the 1990s.