11/10 A Novel Idea with T. Greenwood

Date: Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 Time: 3-6 pm Number of sessions: 1--One Day Workshop!! Members: 45 Nonmembers: 54 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210 San Diego, CA 92101
Come celebrate National Novel Writing Month with a 1 day workshop that can get beginning writers on the road to a good novel topic or the experienced novel writer on the road to a new idea for a novel!

A Novel Idea


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 six novels, including Two Rivers, The Hungry Season, and This Glittering World. Her seventh novel, Grace, will be 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. Her photos will be exhibited at The Ink Spot Gallery in November/December. More information on T. Greenwood can be found at her website:  http://www.tgreenwood.com and her blog: http://www.mermama.blogspot.com.


PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.