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04/11 Novel II: Intermediate Novel Writing with T. Greenwood

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In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Novel I about the key components of novel writing. The focus of this workshop will be on character development, scene building, narrative structure and the process of writing a first draft. Participants will be encouraged to submit a chapter of their work for peer review.  Please bring a copy of John Truby’s “Anatomy of Story” for this class. Novel I is recommended as a prerequisite. However,...

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07/25 Novel III: Characterization in the Novel with T. Greenwood

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When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will examine character as both autonomous and residing within the context of the other novelistic elements (plot, point of view, dialogue, etc…), and we will discuss the challenge of creating and integrating these various...

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09/19 Novel IV: Plot & Structure with T. Greenwood

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Novel IV: Plot & Structure: While your characters are the beating heart of your novel, your plot is its bones. Whether you are an outliner or someone who works on the fly, this basic architecture (the novel’s skeleton, so to speak) cannot be neglected. In this workshop, we will work on understanding the essential plot requirements of a good story, and work on building a good strong supporting structure for your novel. T. Greenwood is the author of eight novels....

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02/28 Self-Publishing: Step by Step with Renee Carlino

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How to Self-Publish: Step-by-Step with Renée Carlino You’ll learn everything you need to know to self-publish your novel, novella, children’s book, book of poetry or compilation of short stories. Indie and traditionally published USA Today Bestseller, Renée Carlino will walk you through the step-by-step process from editorial to formatting to cover art design, to publishing your e-book on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Createspace, Diesel and...

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10/18 Setting with Rich Farrell

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John Gardner says that “the first business of the writer must be to make us see and feel vividly what the characters see and feel.”  In this workshop, we’ll will explore setting as an active, vibrant and exciting way for writers to build a world for the characters, stories and readers.  By studying examples of setting in contemporary fiction, we will explore techniques that help create vivid, unforgettable and specific worlds for your writing.  Fun...

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