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2019 Spring Quarter Fiction Course: After the First Draft
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Description: Pam Binder's 10 week course concentrates on the novel's sagging middle as well as developing a page-turning ending. Part 2 & 3 will deepen the author's understanding of the important scenes needed in Act 2 and Act 3, review of point of view, how to strengthen dialogue, your novel's subtext, the action and reaction scenes, and discuss publishing trends and marketing.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/5/2019 to 5/7/2019
When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:30 PM
Contact: Maria Philips
425-673-2665


Online registration is available until: 3/5/2019
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2019 SPRING QUARTER FICTION SERIES: After the First Draft - $275 members/$375 nonmembers
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. Pam is a New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program

Beginning Tuesday, March 3th, 2019 (ten week session) ending May 7th, 2019
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Pam Binder's 10 week course concentrates on the novel's sagging middle as well as developing a page-turning ending. Part 2 & 3 will deepen the author's understanding of the important scenes needed in Act 2 and Act 3, review of point of view, how to strengthen dialogue, your novel's subtext, the action and reaction scenes, and discuss publishing trends and marketing. Pam will also discuss how to write a synopsis and how to prepare your manuscript for entry into writing contests and/or to submit to agents and editors.  In addition to writing lectures and writing exercises, Pam offers consultation time and weekly scene reviews.

Class Concentration
Please note that each quarter will concentrate on the important scenes in the beginning (Fall), middle (Winter), and end (Spring) of your novel.

The Role of Character
The Art of Suspense
The Plot, Pacing, and Character Outline
The Evolution of Ideas
High Concept. What is a Great Book?
Theme is a Novel’s Backbone
Publishing Options
Point of View
Setting
Dialogue

Class Structure

1) Critique groups will be established as part of the class structure.
2) Students may submit three pages of new work each week for instructor’s feedback.
3) Writing exercises each class.
4) Individual instructor feedback.


 

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