High school, middle school or any age!
Friday classes: 7 weeks 1 ½ hours TUITION: $98
November is National Novel-writing Month! We’re getting a head start by beginning this summer!
Clicking keys, ridiculous challenges, and snacks will inspire us all as we begin writing a novel, continuing one already in process, or write individual autobiographical stories from memory.
Quick weekly reviews of No Plot, No Problem? a handbook for extreme noveling.
- tips and tricks
- week-by-week guides
- encouraging ideas
- fearless optimism
- practical solutions to common excuses
Whether this is your first novel or you’re an experienced writer, this is just the kick-start to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure! Come join us as we challenge and inspire each other! Bring snacks to share!
Bring each week
- Laptop or notebook
- USB flash drive to store your work each week
- Earplugs or headset for concentration if needed
- Take turn bringing snacks to share
Textbook: No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days Paperback – September 16, 2014 by Chris Baty
See link for Young Writers http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
- What Is a Novel, Anyway?
- Good Novel, Bad Novel
- Creating Well-Developed Characters
- Creating Conflict
- Elements of Plot and more
Syllabus for Reading (optional in summer)
WEEK 1: Chapter 1-3
Secret Weapons, Exuberant Imperfection
Time-finding, Writing Partners
WEEK 2: Chapters 4-5
Cruising for Characters, Panning for Plots
Bashing Out Your Book
WEEK 3: Chapter 6
Storm Clouds, Plot Flashes & the Return of Reality
WEEK 4: Chapter 7
Clearing Skies, Warmer Weather
WEEK 5: Chapter 8
The Roar of the Crowd
WEEK 6: Chapter 9
Wrote a Novel? Now What?
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