Your Book Starts Here: Learn to Storyboard Your Book - Remote!
Learn a simple template that many professional writers use to build a strong structure of a novel, memoir, or nonfiction book—via storyboard brainstorming. Via the storyboard, you'll immediately find which holes need filling, organize your research, and strengthen weak plots and character arcs. You'll also get to know what your book is really about, and what to include and what to leave out (you may have more than one book here!).
We'll take ourselves through the steps of building a storyboard from "islands," or snippets of writing that aren't yet in sequence, then look at the inner and outer story balance to feed these islands into chapters.
This class is good for those who've constructed a draft but stuck on whether it works, new writers just starting with an idea and some freewriting, or anyone in between.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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.
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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"
- Class Discussion
- In-Class Writing
- Craft Lessons
- The Novel
- Book-Length Memoir