Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Novel Drafting Class

Draft your book between August 29th - Wednesday November 29th (We will meet every Wednesday except for the week of Thanksgiving)! Cost: $200

Using Alan Watt’s The 90-Day Novel, Ron Calson’s Ron Carlson Writes a Story, Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and more; we will take an intuitive approach to creating book-length stories. Class exercises will prepare for the week of writing to come. We will spend the first month doing preparation, exploring the world of our story, plumbing our curiosities and during second and third months, jump into the drafting. By the end, writers will have a fledgling draft to be passionate about. This is not a workshopping class. We will not be critiquing each others work as much as riffing on the possibilities that lurk within our ideas. The challenge is not to write the book well, the challenge can we finish. We are writing without expectation of outcome, which is the best way to welcome our stories to the world.

Limited to 6 students. First come, first served. For this class to run, I will require full payment at registration and 6 registrants. Email me to sign up (tina dot laurel at gmail dot com). I will reply with a confirmation email and send either an address for mailing payment or a secure credit card link, whichever you prefer.

If you have interest in daytime hours, let me know in an email. If enough folks are interested in daytime slot (most likely Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30), I will hold a daytime class as well.