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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

Got an unfinished novel or memoir you'd like to get back to but haven't found the energy because it's been so long you've forgotten everything that happened in it? So do I! In this class, through a series of exercises, we will refamiliarize ourselves with our lost loves and get back to a place where we can start working on them regularly again. We'll work together to recall everything we can remember about our respective books, creating outlines, synopses, and character summaries, and we'll use these to dive back into our books, chapter by chapter, and finish them. Class time will be spent on writing and on discussing our work through guided questions such as: Which plot path is best? What should happen next? Do the characters seem real? On the last class session, we will commit to a writing schedule and set up a Google Group to hold each other accountable after the class is over. There will be little outside reading or workshopping, aside from encouraging, on-the-spot feedback and discussion. The goal is simple: to get back to writing and keep writing until a solid draft of the book is done.

NOTE: This class will not take place on Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!