Course Description

IN PERSON: Have you carried around an idea for a novel, but, now that you have the time, you realize you have no idea how to write it? Is that memoir rolling around in your head, but you need just a little help? Or do you have a completed manuscript, but you know it's just not ready? Facing the blank page can be overwhelming, unless you have a guide. Join us to learn how to structure your material and shape it into a professional-level piece of writing. We'll discuss elements of a writer's first book, and then apply those elements to our own work. You’ll learn how to define your subject area, create plots, employ a story structure, define and develop characters, build an outline and write the full manuscript. Join your fellow new writers in expanding your art and developing the writer-to-writer communication that improves everyone’s work. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 16.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Writing Your First Book: Blank Page to Full Manuscript
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Sep 11, 2023 to Oct 23, 2023
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Classroom - In Person  
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Please note: This course is intended for individuals who will be actively writing a piece of material. Please bring the piece you wish to work on, even if it is only "an idea" right now, plus paper and a writing instrument to class. The recommended reading is for those who wish to know more.

Recommended reading:
Samanth Shad, "Write Through The Crisis" (9781733865210)

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