Description of Class
Writing a novel is more than having an idea and writing page after page. Most novels follow a clear pattern. In this two-part course, Jamie Freveletti, internationally bestselling thriller novelist, (Blood Run, Robert Ludlum’s The Geneva Strategy) will take you through the steps you will need to begin, revise, and finish your novel or work in progress.
Working through the stages of your novel, Jamie will teach you about:
The Beginning: The Premise, First Lines, Outlining and Revision: As tough as it sounds, distilling your story into one or two sentences and then writing the beginning is the best way to hone it and spot problems both early on and also at the revision stage. This class will give you tips and tricks on how to start your novel and revise it to ensure it has the momentum it needs to catch the agent, publisher, and eventually the reader.
The Middle: Writing Conflict, Action and Dialogue: Students will learn how to add conflict and write action and dialogue while continuing to write past the beginning to the middle (learn what authors call this challenging portion of a novel, where many writers get stuck or stop altogether). Students will learn how to add conflict, write effective action sequences, and create dialogue that jumps off the page.
The End and Beyond: Students learn how to create a satisfying ending, what works and what to avoid. The session will also show how to write an effective synopsis, query for agents, and where to begin to sell the novel.