How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book
Monday afternoons, September 29-November 10 (skips October 13), 1:30-4:30 p.m.
$360 ($345 for returning students)with Mary Carroll Moore
Whether you’re a nonfiction author, memoirist, or novelist, and whether you have a book almost finished or merely a concept for one, this 6 week class will help you get to know your book—what it is about, how to structure it, how to finish it! You’ll learn a step-by-step plan (including timetables, chapter grids, story-boarding, and other techniques) and ways to flow chapters, find holes in your material that need filling, organize research and concepts, and construct plots. You’ll also learn how to package your book for agents and publishers and gain essential tips on editing and evaluating your book at all stages.
Register soon. Limited to 14 people.
Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (near Tarrytown--an easy commute from NYC or CT)
Call 914-332-5953 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Carroll Moore is the published author of 12 books in nonfiction, how-to, and memoir and over 300 essays, articles, interviews, poems, and short stories; her first novel will be published in 2009. She teaches creative writing for The Studios at Key West, American Penwomen, Borders Bookshops, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and The Loft Literary Center.
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Writers in this class have said:
"It got me un-stuck and taught me that I can do structure!"
"Such a wealth of information...Showed me how to keep the process going. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."
"My brain is exploding from all that I learned--it was great. So worth it! She is a very good teacher, seeks feedback, tells us what to expect, sets time limits."
"Incredibly helpful--wonderful blend of creative and pragmatic. Mary is dynamic, filled with a wealth of information and very personable manner. She paces the class well. I'll be back for more!"
"I left believing I can do this. Best class I have had. Great for me to look at my book from a different perspective."