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2018-01/20 Novel I: Intro to the Novel with Rich Farrell

Date: First class is Saturday, January 20, 2018 Time: 10am to 12pm Number of sessions: 6 -- Saturdays, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24 Members: $180 Nonmembers: $216 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Learn the basics of novel writing in six weeks from Rich Farrell!

If you have always wanted to write a novel but didn’t know where to start, this workshop will help you understand the process of writing a novel so you can get started putting pen to paper. In this 6-week workshop, we will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to establishing point of view. We will touch on many elements of fiction (dialogue, scene, etc…), but the emphasis will be on discovering the writing process that works best for you. By the end of the session, participants will have completed their first chapters which will be workshopped by the group.

This class is the first part of a certificate program.  If you purchase the series of classes as a group, you can save on the whole program and earn a certificate.More info on our certificate program here


Class schedule:

Novel I: January 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

Richard Farrell is the Creative Non-Fiction Editor at upstreet and a Senior Editor at Numéro Cinq. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he has worked as a high school teacher, a defense contractor, and as a Navy pilot. He holds an MFA from the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories. His work, including fiction, memoir, essays, interviews and book reviews, has appeared in Hunger Mountain, A Year in Ink, upstreet, New Plains Review, Descant (Canada) and Numéro Cinq. He lives in San Diego.

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.