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Thursdays: September 4-25, October 9-16, and November 6-13, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (8 classes)
This class is full. Contact Susan Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.
This boot camp for aspiring novelists will help you complete the first draft of a novel in just eight weeks (with a few breaks along the way). 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. You do not need permission to register, however you should have some prior experience in writing fiction, as well as a specific project to which you will devote these eight weeks. Participants will present their work to the class for discussion four times. Limited to 12 students.
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.