Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book"

How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book
Six-week class begins January 26, Monday afternoons
Hudson Valley Writers Center
Instructor: Mary Carroll Moore

It's a new year--are you regrouping, maybe thinking about your writing project, a book you really want to work on? There are still a few openings in Mary Carroll Moore's Monday afternoon six-week class, "How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book," at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. Consider joining this wonderful group of writers of all levels, learning about what makes a publishable book.

This class is opens to first-time book writers as well as anyone wanting a refresher on the basics of structure and book creation. It fills fast, so please call or email soon if you're interested: or 914-332-5953.

How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book--6 Mondays, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.January 26 - March 16 (skips February 16 and 23) Fee: $355; returning Moore students deduct $15

Whether you’re a nonfiction author, memoirist, or novelist, and whether you have a book almost finished or merely a concept for one, this six-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.

You can also sign up to receive free weekly writing exercises by visiting Mary's website at

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