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Capturing the Unexpected: Beginning Your Novel – Right 2017 | May 28 – June 3, 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list!

For all novelists as they begin again.

The experiences of National Book Award-winning editor Patricia Lee Gauch will drive this spirited workshop on getting your novel off to a great start. Through dialog and activities, writers will gain vivid strategies with which to build their middle-grade or young adult novels into truly original narratives with rich characterization, surprising depth, and real emotional power. Daily exercises, long and short, will focus on writers’ diction and style, character development, the driving force of attitude, and voice. During the five days, participants will develop a draft of two short stories or chapters with which they can begin a long work of fiction.

Class is limited to eight participants. Applications for this workshop should include a two-page sample of writing.

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