FICTION COURSE - FULL
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. A New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program
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($400/member - $500/nonmember)
Presented by PNWA Board Member and Author magazine Editor-in-Chief William Kenower.
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($200/member - $275/nonmember)
BEGINNING April 15, 2015 (ten week course) ENDING JUNE 17, 2015
Class Concentration: During this course you will create a writing and revision schedule for your novel. A strong book proposal to submit to agents and editors, and learn the key scenes necessary for a strong ending.
The goal when you write a novel is to move forward. There is, however, a tendency to revise old scenes, or rework the beginning of your novel. Although this is not a terrible strategy, it can stall the process of finishing your novel. The result is that we feel STUCK. Creating a schedule can help propel you into action.
In this ten week series, we will review:
Point of view
Final twists and alternate endings
How to construct the pitch, query letter, and synopsis
How to identify your story’s inherent conflict and originality
The role of the agent
The book proposal
Agent and editor dos and don’ts
How to develop a marketing plan
BEGINNING MAY 23, 2015 (five week session) ENDING JUNE 20, 2015
Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027
Our best stories are often those we are most reluctant to tell. Writing a memoir requires all the discipline of crafting a work of fiction, with the added complication that authors are often sharing intimate and difficult details from their lives. In this 5-week class we will learn how to turn our life into a story, discovering the power of narrative arcs, contrast, and compelling scenes taught in an encouraging, supportive, and friendly environment. Using Bill Kenower’s unique inside-out approach to writing, authors will learn how to successfully sustain their work for the months or even years it takes to finish their manuscript.