Jump-start Your Novel:

A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Getting Your Idea on Paper

Level: Beginning and Intermediate Writers- For those who are seriously pursuing publication, are nearly published or have one book to two books out and wish to hone their craft.

Length of class-Seven weeks. Each class lasts 1 hour with a 15-30 minute discussion period at the end.

Content: This class focuses on the pre-writing activities needed to write a novel. It works well for writers who are in the middle of a project too. At the end participants will be ready to participate in NaNoWriMo if they so desire though it is in no way connected to that entity. (Note: this class is geared toward creating a fictional novel. Other classes available for memoirs and other nonfiction.)

Syllabus: WK1– Writer’s Tool Box, WK2- Creating characters WK3-Breathing life into your characters WK4- The two faces of setting, WK5-Making your setting come to life, WK6- Jumpstart your writing (participants will have an outline at the end of this class) WK7- What now or staying in it for the long haul

Requirements- Internet access, Zoom (free download available below) Microphone and camera- most computers have these built in (camera is optional but really nice to have) to interact with other members of the class, paper and pencil (for the first class). The desire to write a fictional novel.

When: To be determined by participants and teacher

Interested in taking this class? Contact me and leave a message.

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