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09/14 A Novel Idea with T. Greenwood

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One day class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

What makes a good idea for a novel? What exactly is a premise, and how do you determine if your premise is strong enough for a novel?

In this one day workshop, we will use a variety of techniques to generate our ideas and develop them into full blown premises. We will then evaluate these premises in terms of three primary components —  Character, Conflict/Crisis, and Conclusion (The 3 Cs) — to see if your ideas have the legs they need to become fully formed novels.

TGreenwood-nov-20111_200x2781T. Greenwood is the author of seven novels, including Two Rivers, The Hungry Season, and This Glittering World. Her seventh novel, Grace, was published in April of 2012. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in San Diego, where she is also an aspiring photographer.

More information on T. Greenwood can be found at her website:
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