No one asks you to write your first novel. No one's waiting for it. There is no check in the mail or journalists wanting to talk to you. But you need to do it, your heart cries out for it. It's a desire much stronger than any of us understand and we need guidance and support above everything else. In a safe, creative environment where all in attendance can feel free to explore their creative instincts, you begin the long, arduous, and incredibly rewarding journey of writing the first novel. You explore the elements of successful novel writing and learn how to think about character and story. You examine dialogue, point-of-view, voice, setting, and structure. Just as importantly, you learn to sustain yourself and your work in the process of experiencing the highs and lows of creating a publishable novel and satisfying your heart's desire. Through in-class exercises, assigned writing, lectures, and the give-and-take of the workshop experience, you come away with a draft of 1 chapter and begin to fill the toolbox that will be with you for the rest of your writing life.
Prerequisite: 1 previous creative writing class.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Westwood: 307 1010 Westwood Center
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm,
February 7 - 10
4 meetings total
No refund after Jan 7.