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Novel Writing Class Series

11/1/2014 to 11/22/2014 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A Four-Class Series with Master Teachers!

Series price for all 4 classes:

$196 for members (log in for member pricing)

$436 for nonmembers

At this time, we are no longer able to sell tickets for the entire 4-class Novel Writing Series because three of the classes (11/1, 11/8, 11/15) are at capacity.  The class scheduled for 11/22 still has limited seats available for purchase via the class page. If you have questions, call us at (512) 499-8914.

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Or do you have a book idea that you want to jump start? Or perhaps you are stuck or struggling with your current draft?

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.)

Below are brief descriptions of each class. Click on the titles for more details.

"Beginning at the Beginning" with Greg Garrett
-  Saturday, November 1, 9 am to 12 noon, at ACC Highland Campus, rm. HLC1-2102 (SOLD OUT)

Learn how to "dig a hole" for your characters, figure out where and when to start your story, and study examples from literary and genre fiction that suggest what great beginnings are supposed to accomplish.

"Complex Characters to Drive Your Fiction"with Charlotte Gullick
- Saturday, November 8, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University. (SOLD OUT)

Dive deeply into the characters you are trying to write to understand how their past affects their present situation. Study great examples from literature. Investigate dialogue, appearance, family, and other traits and how they contribute to overall conflict.

"Plot vs. Truth - Finding the Most Exciting and Suspenseful Path of Your Story" with Carol Dawson
- Saturday, November 15, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University. (SOLD OUT)

Lay out your story in a natural and believable - but also gripping way. A significant portion will be spent addressing plot problems that students are facing with their drafts, and possible ways to fix them.

"Ending at the Beginning" with Greg Garrett
- Saturday, November 22, 9 am to 12 noon, at St. Edward's University.

Learn the role and importance of a novel's ending; consider varieties of endings, and study some powerful examples of endings in literary and popular fiction. Then start on your ending...



NOTE: Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.


This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to