DATE & TIME   |   November 13th, 2021 – Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm
LOCATION   |   Meeting will be Hybrid via Zoom and at The Forge Tavern 1375 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220. See below for further instructions.
TOPIC   |   The Storyteller’s Toolkit

The Storyteller’s Toolkit is a plotting presentation that applies to all fiction genres and to authors in all stages of their publishing careers, particularly beginner and intermediate storytellers. The presentation addresses:

  • Story premise: Developing your story idea.
  • High concept: Adding layers to your story premise to make it more marketable.
  • Conflict: Enhancing your story premise with conflict.

The presentation will diagram premise, high concept, and conflict in a movie to demonstrate how the three elements work together to make a compelling story. At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Craft a strong story premise.
  • Define high concepts and incorporate this element into their story premise.
  • Identify various types of conflict and incorporate one or more of these elements into their story plots.

Patricia Sargeant is the national best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 novels. Her work has been featured in national publications such as Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews, Suspense Magazine, Mystery Scene Magazine, Library Journal and RT Book Reviews. She has also been interviewed on podcasts including Destination Mystery with Laura Brennan, Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb, Read You Later with Lasheera Lee and Katara’s Café with Katara Johnson. Visit her at

Presentation is free for members. For those members who cannot join us at The Forge Tavern, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation, use the field and button below to register, and the Zoom information will be sent to you approximately one week before the presentation.

For those members who cannot join us at The Forge Tavern, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted on the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page and in the COFW Google Group. If anyone has any questions, email