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2016 Winter Quarter Fiction Course: After the First Draft
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Each quarter is 10 weeks. Fall quarter concentrates on the first third of your novel, winter quarter concentrates on the middle of your novel, and spring quarter concentrates on the last third of your novel. This in-depth series is designed to help you produce a strong story from beginning to end. Each class will contain a combination of lecture, writing exercises and critique sessions.

When: Every Wednesday
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, Washington  98027
United States
Presenter: PNWA President, Pam Binder

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2016 WINTER QUARTER FICTION SERIES: after the first draft - $400 members/$500 nonmembers
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. Pam is a New York Times best-selling author.

BEGINNING JANUARY 13, 2016 (ten week session) ENDING MARCH 16, 2016
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

After the First Draft is designed for authors who have taken Pam Binder’s introductory class, or who have finished a first draft on a novel-length manuscript.  This class helps you shape your material into a finished product.  Learn how to refine your story ideas, and define your characters. In addition, this class will teach you how to interweave plot and sub plot lines, the meaning of theme and subtext, and how to start each scene with suspense while ending each scene with a hook.  Information about how to develop your pitch, query letter, synopsis and marketing is also covered.

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. Even if you have not participated in Fall, you are welcome to join in here.

We will be covering a variety of aspects, including:

- What to do when your novel stalls?

- Revision techniques

- Creating action in bridge scenes

- Weaving plot layers together

- Social media dos and don'ts

- Choosing the right publishing direction

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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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Open Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665