Dana De Greff

Fiction. Poetry. Features. Criticism.

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Online Course: "Getting Through It: Starting AND Finishing a Novel in 8 Weeks"


Very excited to share that I will be leading an ONLINE fiction class with The Loft! A bit about them:

“Founded in 1974 (incorporated in 1975), the Loft is a haven for readers and writers; one of the largest centers of its kind in the country. Our mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature.”

A bit about my class:

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, 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!


Price: Regular $312.00, Member $280.80

Genre: Fiction

Level: Open to All Levels

Location: Online

Duration: 8 Weeks (October 9, 2019–December 4, 2019)