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How to Begin Writing Your Novel

October 14 – 16: We will begin with the story you want to tell or are in the middle of writing in this 3 day class. Then examine the way you begin your story: is it ordinary?  A copy of so many on the market? Or is it original, new, true to the novel to follow?  Have you developed characters who are an intrinsic part of the story you’ve crafted for them?  Does your plot evolve, and then end satisfactorily?  Good novels are not written in a hurry. They demand your attention and most of all your own fascination and need for perfection—which involves rewriting and rewriting and rewriting until even you would call your work almost perfect. All of this to achieve your dream.  This class is a pathway to that dream whether a beginning writer or one about to publish.

[tabby title=”Instructor Bio”] Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli’s 13th novel will be published in the summer of 2019, from Crooked Lane Publishing. She has written for Llewellyn Publishers, and Berkley. Writing mostly mysteries, Buzzelli is also working on an autobiography. She’s spoken at many conferences, taught in many places (including NMC, Skidmore College, and GAAC) and has an unending love of teaching and learning.

[tabby title=”Dates/Times”] Monday, October 14, Time: 10am – 1pm

Tuesday, October 15, Time: 10am – 1pm

Wednesday, October 16, Time: 10am – 1pm

[tabby title=”Supply List”] Your writing materials

Your novel in progress (if you have one)

Your ideas

A synopsis either of the novel you are writing or the novel you hope to write

Prepare to bring snippets of books that have enthralled you.

[tabby title=”Refund Policy”] We understand that your plans might change. If they do, notify the GAAC office as soon as possible. Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.



starts October 14 @ 10:00 am
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