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ONLINE CLASS "The Novel Hatchery: Moving a Novel Idea into Its First Draft" with Stacey Swann October 2017

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$109
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10/30/2017


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Location
Online Class


10/30/2017 From 6:30 PM CST to 9:30 PM CST


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Everyone who registers will have access to the class recording for one week.

 

Are you writing a novel but afraid that you're about to go down a wrong path with your characters?

Want to learn strategies for novel planning and development from one of our most popular classes?

 

Writers often have a great idea for a novel but aren’t sure how to dive in. Or they have already begun but hit an early wall. No matter the type of novel, this class will increase students' skills and confidence to jump in head first. Discussion will explore foundational pre-writing, getting a clearer sense of characters and their problems; roadmaps, whether they be detailed outlines or a handful of bullet points; crafting effective opening chapters; using craft elements to expand drafts: stakes, theme, and setting

In this class, students will crack open their novels and prepare them to grow to completion.

 

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You've started a novel but gotten stuck.
  • You want to learn strategies for figuring out what will be in your novel instead of writing blindly into the dark.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Stacey Swann’s fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals. A former Stegner Fellow, she teaches with Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio. She's at work on Olympus, TX, a novel-in-progress she is whittling down from Texas-sized to a more modest Montana or New Mexico size.

 

LOCATION 

Online

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page and Online Classes page.

Registration will close on Monday, October 30, at 5 p.m. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.




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 www.arts.texas.gov.