Back to Calendar

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

Add to my calendar


Location
Online Class


1/18/2017 From 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM


$49, Members (sign in for member pricing; to become a member, click here.)

$109, Non-members

Note: This is an online class, taken remotely. Internet access is required. If you are not able to attend the live class, you will be able to watch a recording for one week following the live event.

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 the following areas:

  • 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

This class is designed for students ready for their novels to crack open their shells, grow and fly to completion.


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.

 

REGISTRATION BY MAIL: 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.

NOTE: 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. For policies, please visit our Classes page.

 


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.