The Parisot Writing Group met last week for a morning workshop on plot development with Jacqueline Yallop, the author of Kissing Alice, Obedience and Marlford. We are lucky that, in this small area of rural France, we are surrounded by so many creative and talented people. Among the topics we discussed were the different plot structures, including the string, the mirror and the seesaw. We were then given a short paragraph and asked to plot either the beginning, middle or end of the story. We finished off the session by attempting to write a story in only 140 characters. We then re-wrote the story using 100 words and it was amazing how long 100 words suddenly seemed! We all enjoyed the session and agreed that the time passed far too quickly!