Monday, April 13, 2009

Writing Classes


Beginning next Thursday, April 23, I will be conducting a novel writing workshop at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York: Crafting the Novel: From Concept to Publication.

If you are an aspiring writer who has begun a novel and is looking to strengthen the story, characters, dialogue, gain some guidance on structure and editing, then this is the class for you. If you have a story idea, but don't know how to get started, then do join us. The class will meet on Thursdays for 8 weeks. Class size is strictly limited to 10 students.

To register, please call 212 864-3375. Address 270 W. 96th Street. Reserve your seat today.

Crafting the Novel—From Concept to Publication by Donna Hill

This class is for those who have a story concept or draft of their novel and those who wish to flesh out their novel in=2 0progress.

I. Crystallizing Your Novel’s Premise/Theme
What is my novel about? Who is my audience? Developing that 3 sentence pitch.

II. Characters That Live and Breathe
Crafting three-dimensional characters. Developing characters biographies

III. Plot, Pacing and Backstory
How to keep your story moving and readers interested by using a storyboard

IV. Dialogue
Learning the technique of listening to your characters

V. Crafting the Synopsis/Working Outline of Your Novel

VI. Those Daunting First Chapters—Make them Sizzle

VII. Revision & Review

VIII. The Editorial Process, Agents, Conferences, Joining the Literary Community (book groups, online book clubs)

Each class will include worksheets, reading assignments and in-class work assignments.

Thank you and if this is not for you, please feel free to distribute to those who may benefit from the class.