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NaNoWriMo Class Series

11/2/2013 to 11/12/2013 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


 A Four-Class Series with Bonus Writing Time!

$196 for members (log in for member pricing)

$436 for nonmembers

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Or do you have a book idea that you want to jump start?
Sign up for our four-class series that will guide you through the process and pitfalls of creating a manuscript, and as a bonus you will automatically be registered to join us for several group write-in sessions throughout the month of November at no extra cost -- a $25 savings. (Information on group write-in locations and times coming soon.)


Here are the classes:

 

"The Idea Factory" with Suzy Spencer- Saturday, November 2, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University. (Followed by group write-in session from 1 pm to 4 pm in the same classroom space.)

In this half-day workshop, we’ll help you brainstorm an idea that lights your creative passion. Or if you have too many ideas and can’t decide which one is the perfect one for you, we’ll help you decide on one. Yes, just one. The one. Then, to ensure you have the power to write the entire book, we’ll help you focus the plot, characters, themes, motivations, conflicts, setting, the what ifs, and the what nexts. And we’ll even discuss that dilemma that stalls too many great writers:
 "Do I write this in first person or third person?" 

 


"Write Before You Write" with Jennifer Ziegler- Saturday, November 9, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University, Moody Hall 209. (Followed by group write-in session from 1 pm to 4 pm in the same classroom space.)

Do you ever start a manuscript and end up lost in your own story? Do you know your plot but still find that your writing is blocked? Or do you have a terrific idea for a book but are unsure where to start? If your answer is yes to any of the above, you might benefit from some “prewriting” techniques. No matter what your project is – nonfiction, article, essay, short story, or fiction of any genre – prewriting can help you shape your concept, lay out a basic structure, better understand setting and character, and spot potential problems before they can throw you off track.


 

"Conquering Writer's Block" with Jodi Egerton - Saturday, November 16, 9 am to 12 noon, at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Austin. (Followed by group write-in session from 1 pm to 4 pm in the same classroom space.)

Find yourself stuck in writing ruts or deep in the throes of the dreaded writer's block? This workshop will guide you through techniques for sparking creativity, overcoming writer’s block, and bringing new life to your voice and story. Jodi will lead you through a series of exercises and games inspired by her work in writing consulting and improvisation. She’ll challenge you to take your writing in new directions, leap into the unknown, and play with images, words, and ideas.

 

 

"Revision: Strategies & Practices to Make Things Better" with Liz Garton Scanlon - Saturday, November 23, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University. (Followed by group write-in session from 1 pm to 4 pm in the same classroom space.)

One thing that’s assured when you write a novel in a month is the need for revision at the end of it all! Unfortunately, that prospect can be so daunting that some writers never take it on, even though their raw material is full of potential and possibility. Come together for this 3-hour workshop to learn some specific and hands-on revision strategies that will help you more fully realize the amazing work you’ve done this November!

 

 

*** Click HERE for information on Group Write-In Sessions! ***