Get Clear On Your Main Idea: How to Structure Your Book

Friday, March 2nd, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Often we sit down to write or get caught up in months--or years--of writing without being clear on what our main idea is. Sometimes we write in circles. In this workshop/class you'll have some tools to get clear on your main idea by talking it through with classmates, using meditation to come into more clarity, and getting clear on how to write a good outline. Students will be requested to come to class with two or three books they can use as "model" books to help them clarify their own voice and outline. By talking and writing about your main idea--and listening to others do the same--you can get through blocks, have new insights, and save time otherwise spent in following unclear paths.

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Nadia Colburn
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  • In-Class Writing
  • Q&A
  • Craft Lessons


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  • Book-Length Memoir

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