Got an idea for a novel? Having a hard time getting starting on it?
Partway through a rough draft of a novel but you're stuck and don't know where to go?
Finished a first draft but don't have a clue how to take your novel to the next level?
This class is for you! I'm going to teach you tips and techniques I've learned in writing my novels. (Emma Jean's Bad Behavior was released by Vagabonadge Press earlier this year.)
By the end of the four-week teleclass, you'll have all the pieces in place to begin your novel, and you'll understand the novel-writing process. ) If you've already started your novel or finished a draft of it, this information will help you deepen your concept of it.
In this class you'll learn:
- How to make the writing process work for you
- A process that will get words on the page so that you can finish your first draft
- The five fundamentals of fiction and how to employ them
- The crucial things you need to know about character, setting, and story to write your novel
- Why stories are like sex
Writing a novel is exhilarating, joyous--and hard. Why not make the process easier on yourself and learn some what you need to know from someone who has been there?
Read what recent participants are saying:
Thank you for the course. It was terrific! Extremely helpful. Tons of valuable information, resources, exercises, guidance, hints and possibly, to me anyway, the most influential was your sharing from your own experience. What worked and didn’t for you. How you did or didn’t use a particular “rule”. I think why this was the most influential was because it fostered a sense of confidence in me, a complete neophyte of creative writing. You offered variations on the themes – if not this, then try this or this or not at all. Thank you for helping germinate the writing seed. I’m really enjoying writing – humps, bumps, free falls, crashes and all.
Caroline Harrison, Canada
I enrolled in Charlotte Rain Dixon’s Get Your Novel Written Now course. While some of the content may be familiar to MFA grads, Charlotte builds a bridge between graduate workshops and independent, post-graduate writing. At the same time, she explains terms and techniques clearly, in a way that will appeal to novice writers. She deepened my understanding of elements that make up a novel, provided new ways for me to consider familiar ideas, and offered an extensive list of suggested readings and exercises.
If you’ve been thinking about your first novel but don’t know where to start, the class gives you concrete steps. If, like me, you’re wallowing in revisions and drastic re-imaginings of your novel, the class will freshen your perspective and approach.
At the end of every phone call, Charlotte provides Q & A time, but her support doesn’t end when the call ends. I emailed her several times with questions about the course material as it applied to my work, and she responded promptly with smart, encouraging, helpful feedback.
To borrow a popular phrase, I’m fired up and ready to go!
Beverly Army Williams, Open Road Writing
Thank you for a truly great telecourse on the novel writing process. Your sage words have helped me organize my thoughts in a new way, which has translated to increased clarity on the page. I also appreciate so much your making your own process so transparent and accessible. I feel like I have a true friend in the novel writing business.
Here's what we'll be covering:
Week One--Ideas, Tools and Process and Fundamentals of Fiction
Week Two--Character and Conflict
Week Three--Setting and Story, Part One
Week Four--Story, Part Two and Structure
Bonus Week--What I've Learned About Publishing
Each class is an hour, with time for questions at the end. We meet via telephone and you can chime in as much as you want or remain anonymous if that suits you. Recordings from the class and notes are sent out every week. And, you get unlimited email access to me throughout the four weeks--ask any novel-related questions you like and I'll answer them.
Class meets on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific/6PM Mountain/7PM Central/8PM Eastern. First class is March 5th, with successive classes on March 12, March 19, March 26, and the bonus class on April 2nd.
Just $247! Upon receipt of your fees, I'll send you infomation on call access. Talk to you soon!