Class
Brick by Brick: How To Build A Novel

Open Seats
0
Price
Regular $420.00
Member $378.00
Low Income $294.00
Date
September 17, 2019-December 10, 2019
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Number of Sessions
12
Day of the Week
Tuesday
Duration
12 Week
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In this class, we begin with a basic question—what is your novel about? (The best mysteries, for example, are always about more than who killed Mr. Body in the library with a candlestick.) From there it's a step-by-step process of determining the proper POV, discovering the correct narrative voice, creating escalating conflict, making plot choices, exploiting setting, and developing believable characters and putting the appropriate dialogue in their mouths—all in order to build your book and explore your theme with power and style.

We will put what we learn into action with in-class exercises and at-home writing assignments followed by abundant feedback from the teaching artist as well as other class members. Student manuscripts will not be critiqued. However, portions of your works in progress may be used for writing assignments when appropriate.

We'll also discuss the realities of publishing—including ebooks—as well as manuscript preparation and how to find an agent.

No class 11/26.