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Saturday, October 21 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

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Genre: Writers Craft 
  • Fall 2023
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  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 1


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Getting Started (or Restarted) on a Novel

Do you have an idea for a novel, but you’re not sure how to start writing it? Or maybe you’ve already written a draft but got bogged down and can’t figure out what to write next. It happens to all of us! Come along as we tame these pesky demons and help you start (or restart) your novel project and turn it into a workable draft. We’ll explore what’s needed for a good story, discuss plotting methods, story and character arcs, backstory, red herrings, detail, justification, and more. Afterward, you’ll know what’s needed, and perhaps more importantly, what’s not needed to build a novel. This lets you focus your efforts on writing material that tells your story and helps you avoid wasting valuable time.

Please note: This class or event is hybrid. Some attendees will be in-person and some will attend online. Currently, you do not have to show proof of vaccination to attend events or visit our center. Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit, and be aware that there may be a limited number of seats available. If you are participating online (using Zoom or a similar live platform), students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

The MuseTeacher: Rick Eley

Prerequisite: Open to writers of all levels of experience