How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

$110.00
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$130.00
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Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am-5:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
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Books often start with a simple yearning to explore new territory especially topics you find fascinating, characters who won’t leave you alone, and good stories. But manuscripts get unwieldy--fast. Nine out of ten writers never finish their manuscripts because most first-time book writers get lost without good structure and planning.

Mary Carroll Moore, award-winning author of 13 books in three genres and a PEN/Faulkner nominee, will guide you through a simple and successful book-writing process that can take your book from idea to publication, a process using a three-act structure that eases organization and makes a manuscript vivid and engaging to readers. Find out why Aristotle believed that three acts formed a perfect structure for all stories; why humans lean toward beginning, middle, and end; and why we crave the emotional catharsis of that format in literature, too. For all levels of writers working on nonfiction, memoir, or novels at any stage from seed idea to draft. Learn why strong structuring is the key to selling a book in today's competitive publishing industry.

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Instructor

Mary Carroll Moore
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Previous Students Say

  • "Very Well-Organized"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Generative"

Elements

  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Book-Length Memoir

Commitment Level

Low

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