DePaul University Creative Writing Professor, Rebecca Johns will dive deep into the craft of three-act structure--including the inciting incident, point of attack, midpoint, crisis, climax and wrap up--from beginning to end, using the novella "Morpho Eugenia" by A.S. Byatt as an example.
Rebecca Johns's first novel, ICEBERGS, was a finalist for the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction and a recipient of a Michener-Copernicus fellowship. Her second, THE COUNTESS--a fictionalization of the life of Elizabeth Bathory--was a Target Discovery pick and published in ten languages.
Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, StoryQuarterly, the Mississippi Review, the Harvard Review, Printer's Row Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Ladies' Home Journal, Self, and Seventeen, among others. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Missouri School of Journalism, she is the director of the MA in Writing and Publishing Program at DePaul University in Chicago.