Novel Writing Workshop — NaNoWriMo

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

Lessons include

  • 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
Noveling Nests

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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