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Unlock Your Novel's Midpoint

Saturday, October 22nd, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Do you know what happens at your story’s midpoint? The midpoint is the focal point of your story and arguably the most important beat. It is often the moment that determines whether or not your characters reach their goal. What your characters realize and decide in this moment will chart their course to directly to the climax.

Novel writers of any genre are invited to join this class to unlock your story’s midpoint and learn:

  • The techniques for creating an engaging and compelling midpoint.
  • How it relates to the other beats of your story.
  • How your protagonist’s decision and action in this moment will lift the second half of the story

We'll debunk the myths about midpoints and review examples from published works by Violet Kupersmith, Tommy Orange, Kristin Hannah, Andrew Sean Greer, and Jacqueline Woodson. Then we'll unpack recommendations to make sure the midpoint earns its place as the centerpiece of your story.

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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Jackie Cangro
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