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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Writing Novels in Verse and Novels in Vignettes Online Course + Optional Onsite Retreat 2020

September 16 - October 21, 2020

Online Course: September 16-October 21, 2020
Optional Onsite Retreat: December 3-6, 2020. Register here.

Join Us To:

Explore the challenges of writing novels in verse and novels in vignettes. Discover how to use the form to its utmost advantage while taking into consideration all the foundation of storytelling. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of working within these cutting-edge forms.

The course is divided into 6 sessions:

  • Session 1: Course Overview and Introductions
  • Session 2: Finding the Story: Verse and Vignette
  • Session 3: Limitations
  • Session 4: Upending the Limitations
  • Session 5: Advantages of Vignettes and Verse
  • Session 6: Where Do We Go From Here?

In addition, there is an optional Unworkshop weekend, December 3-6, where you can visit our Retreat Center and have unstructured free writing time in addition to an in-person consultation with your instructor. Register for this additional retreat here.

Please note: our online courses use the Thinkific platform, so when you click to register, you’ll land on the Thinkific site and you’ll register there.

What You’ll Learn:

In this workshop, you will explore the challenges of writing novels in verse and novels in vignettes and discover how to use the form to its utmost advantage. You will:

  • Watch videos, explore resources and complete structured assignments.
  • Have phone consultations with your instructor about your project.
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of working with these forms.
  • Explore issues of pacing, plotting, secondary character development and imagery.
  • Attend an optional, in-person retreat for free writing time and an in-person consultation with your instructor.

Attend If:

  • You have an in-progress or completed draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in verse or novel in vignettes.. In this course, you’ll explore working with these forms.
  • You need a workshop that fits into your schedule. This is an online course and you are free to work at your own pace.

Agenda

The course is divided into 6 sessions:

  • Session 1: Course Overview and Introductions
  • Session 2: Finding the Story: Verse and Vignette
  • Session 3: Limitations
  • Session 4: Upending the Limitations
  • Session 5: Advantages of Vignettes and Verse
  • Session 6: Where Do We Go From Here?

In addition, there is an optional Unworkshop weekend, December 3-6, where you can visit our Retreat Center and have unstructured free writing time in addition to an in-person consultation with your instructor. Register here.

Faculty & Special Guests

Cordelia Jensen

Cordelia Jensen graduated with a MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in…
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Event Cost: $499.00

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