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Are you working on a novel, but need some additional guidance? Maybe you’re looking for a group of fellow writers to give some feedback on your work. Or perhaps you’ve written your first few chapters but don’t know where the story should go. If so, this class may be exactly what you need.
Instructor Elaine Beale says, “It can be challenging to maintain momentum on a project that’s as big and challenging as a novel. And doing it alone can be the biggest challenge of all. I created this class for writers who have made some progress on their novel (from a complete first draft, to a few chapters, to a detailed outline), but who are looking for some structure to help them be accountable. We’ll also discuss craft issues relating to novel-writing, and provide some opportunities for participants to get input on their work.”
In addition to in-class activities, there will be homework designed to help participants make headway. Classes are held every two weeks, allowing time to write and develop ideas between sessions.
Says Elaine, “It’s my hope that, at the end of the five classes, students will make meaningful progress on their project and connect with a group of supportive fellow novelists. I also want everyone to complete the class feeling they have the tools to finish their novel, and to leave feeling confident and inspired.”
This class can be a great follow-up to Elaine’s “Write that Novel!” and will build on the skills learned there.
About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes
You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elaine Beale has published two novels, the most recent of which, Another Life Altogether, was featured in Oprah Magazine and received praise from the Boston Globe, Lambda Literary, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Elaine was the winner of the 2007 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her latest book is Write for Wellness, a guide to using expressive writing to promote emotional and physical health.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Thursday, May 12, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Thursday, June 09, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Thursday, June 23, 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Thursday, June 30, 6:30pm-9:00pm
I was pleasantly surprised by both the quality of the instruction and the critiques from the instructor and fellow students. I was very happy with the class and would recommend it to any writer who is trying to move forward on improving their novel writing skills.