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2017-08/29 How to Start a Novel with Jennifer Lane

Date: canceled Time:  Number of sessions: 3 -Tuesdays, August 29, Sept 5, Sept 12 Members: $135 Nonmembers: $162 Location: San Diego Writers Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202-204, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

NEW DATE AND TIME!  Facing down the blank page is often the most difficult part of writing a novel. In this 3-week workshop, we will go over methods for generating and organizing ideas, ways to outline, how to choose a point of view, and what makes a truly stellar first chapter. By the end of the course, you will be armed with everything you need to sustain yourself through the first draft of your novel.

Jennifer Lane received her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, and her BA with a focus in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work includes Harlowe (developed under the mentorship of Sarah Ruhl, winner of the Alec Baldwin Fellowship at Singers Forum); The Seer and the Witch (nuVoices for a nuGeneration Festival 2013, Nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Sue Nims Distinguished Playwriting Award, a Semifinalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference); Psychomachia (recipient of the Gatsby Grant); The Would-Be Room (performed in New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C.)and Convergence (premiered at the soloNOVA Festival); Her short plays have been workshopped with Anne Bogart, and performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, LiveGirls! Theatre, the Culture Project Women Center Stage Festival, and at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival. Jenny is the Administrative Director for the League of Professional Theatre Women and a Teaching Artist with the Playwrights Project. For more information, visit

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.