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Writing Your Novel in Eight Weeks

Instructor

Kelly Dwyer is the author of the novels The Tracks of Angels and Self-Portrait with Ghosts, numerous plays that have been produced nationally and internationally, and works of flash fiction. A graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Dwyer taught for many years in the University of Wisconsin System, and...

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Course Starts

September 22, 2021

Course Time (CST)

Wednesdays,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Course Type

Virtual

Course Ends

November 10, 2021

Course Cost

300.00

Each November is National Novel Writing Month and many writers draft a novel in four weeks during NaNoWriMo. Imagine how much you might accomplish in twice the time. Instructor Kelly Dwyer will guide you through writing a plot outline, a character arc, and the main elements of your novel. Writers will share their work aloud each week in a supportive and stimulating workshop environment. Kelly will also lecture and lead discussions on such elements of the novel as plot, characterization, dialogue, and point of view. You will leave the course with a strong plot outline, a beginning, middle, and end, and from 20,000 to 60,000 words of a novel (depending on your goal and time commitment). Registration for this course is limited to twelve participants.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail course coordinator Christopher Chambers.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.

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