09/14 A Novel Idea with T. Greenwood
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.
T. 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.