Writing a Novel in Eight Weeks
Taught by Emily Chenoweth
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October 12 – November 30
This boot camp for aspiring novelists will help you complete the first draft of a novel in just eight weeks. With the guidance of your instructor and the support of your classmates, you will commit to an aggressive writing schedule and learn numerous tricks of the craft, from creating a productive working environment to getting to the heart of your story’s conflict. The class partially coincides with National Novel Writing Month in November. Topics addressed will include outlining, character development, and narrative drive. All classes meet at Literary Arts.
You do not need permission to register, but is recommended that class participants have some prior experience in writing fiction. Limited to 12 students.
Register here on our web site, or contact Susan Denning for more information.
Emily Chenoweth is the author of the novel Hello Goodbye (Random House), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and was named one of the top ten Northwest books of 2009 by The Oregonian. As a ghostwriter, she’s penned seven young adult novels, one of which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and a novel for adults is forthcoming in January 2014. A former English teacher and fiction editor at Publishers Weekly, Emily has also written for People, Self, Tin House, Plazm and Bookforum.
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