Online: On-Demand

Structuring a Novel with Good Bones (2-Part)

$130.00
Members
$150.00
Non-members
2 Fridays, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting on July 8th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Are you in the morass of meandering, researching, and sketching your novel, but not able to get a firm hold? For those who are beginning a novel (or have begun many a book, but never finished), this two-part seminar will provide a working outline for building the framework for your novel, using the “how do you eat an elephant” approach: one bite at a time.

Part One will concentrate on the underlying mechanics of building a novel and understanding components, from the dialog, to stage business, to story vs plot, and everything in-between.

In Part Two, participants will work, step-by-step, to build a bible and outline for their novel.

Participants should be ready to join the Zoom with their story idea(s), index cards, pens, and a pencil (with an eraser!). By the end of day two, day, participants will walk away with a skeleton on which to build their novel.



Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!



Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Randy Susan Meyers
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Previous Students Say

  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Very Well-Organized"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"

Elements

  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Inspiration

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Professional Development & Skills

Commitment Level

Low

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