Dana De Greff

Fiction. Poetry. Features. Criticism.

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TEEN Writing Workshop: Getting Through It: Starting AND Finishing a Novel in 4 Weeks

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Registration: $160 per person

Classes will take place on Sundays, July 14, July 21, July 28 & August 4

Class Schedule: 10am – 1pm at Books & Books in Coral Gables

With Instructor DANA DE GREFF

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Everyone loves the idea of writing a novel…until they start it. “Getting Through It” breaks down what you need for a novel, how to outline your book before you start it, chapter by chapter, and work on plot, characterization, world-building, and point of view. Class time will be dedicated to organizing your novel BEFORE you start writing so that when you’re stuck you have a blueprint to return to.

There will also be brief lectures on how to build great scenes, develop characters, and create memorable settings, using examples from writers such as Toni Morrison, Celeste Ng, and Patricia Engel. We will also discuss strategies for battling writer’s block, idea generation, and inspiration to write everyday and hit your word counts, even if you’re ‘stuck.’ In short, this class will not only leave you with a robust writer’s toolbox to return to again and again, you will come out of it with a full draft of an original novel!

Want to register for the workshop? Click HERE to sign up!

Registration is $160 per person which includes four (4) classes and a final reading presentation of completed work at the bookstore on August 11th.

Later Event: June 16
Novel Writing Workshop: Part I