Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

A Novel Approach (Fiction or Memoir)


 

We start our 10th Year in the Fall of 2018.

 

A NOVEL APPROACH is designed to help authors START and FINISH Book-length projects.
 
FIRST and SECOND DRAFT Options are Available.

 

FIRST DRAFT Fiction or Memoir is available in two formats:

In Class

A Novel Approach supplies the discipline and positive support to produce the FIRST DRAFT of a manuscript in 3200 word increments, every two weeks, for a year.

Authors post their writing on a secure website where only the facilitator and classmates can read and make positive comments.

Participants also MEET every two weeks as a GROUP to share their work and learn the fundamental skills of writing a book-length project:

  • creating story,
  • developing interesting characters,
  • defining the narrative arc and emotional transformation,
  • designing scenes,
  • exploring structure options,
  • deciding on points of view,
  • and much more…

It emphasizes the completion of the first draft of a novel or memoir and rewards participants with enhanced writing and critiquing skills as the writing year progresses.

And all in the company of like-minded writers.

A Novel Approach (Fiction and Memoir) starts in NEWMARKET on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018.
To read more about dates please visit our sister website:
A NOVEL APPROACH

Maximum class size: 8

OnLine Mentorship

A Novel Approach is also available as an OnLine Mentorship format that accentuates the completion of a First Draft. This year-long workshop provides structure, accountability and instruction so you finish the first draft of your book via email correspondence and bi-weekly Skype and telephone discussions. This option does not include lesson plans, although many aspects of the creative writing craft are addressed throughout the year during manuscript feedback and the monthly Skype sessions.
 

Our OnLine Mentorship has several start dates throughout the year. Visit our A Novel Approach OnLine Mentorship page to choose when you would like to start.

 

 

SECOND DRAFT

A NOVEL APPROACH to FICTION or MEMOIR (Second Draft) is designed to help authors who have completed a first draft and who need assistance in preparing their manuscript (and themselves) for the rigours of the publication process.
 
This workshop is also ideal for authors who have received feedback from an agent or editor who has suggested new approaches or rewrites.
 
A NOVEL APPROACH SECOND DRAFT IS A 3 PART PROCESS:
(Time Span: 6 to 9 months)
 
PART 1: Obtain a SUBSTANTIVE EDIT of your Manuscript
PART 2: PLAN your REWRITE and FINISH it within 6 months
PART 3: Learn how to NAVIGATE the PUBLISHING MARKETPLACE with CONFIDENCE
 
Rewrites are handled via email with a facilitator. Silent writing days are offered every second Thursday morning or evening throughout the rewrite process.
 

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st, 2018.

Manuscripts should be submitted as soon as possible after registration.
Substantive manuscript review meetings are held in September and October.

PART TWO STARTS on Thursday, October 4th with the first SILENT WRITING DATE.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT A NOVEL APPROACH SECOND DRAFT

Some of our writers have gone on to be published, to win awards and contests, and even to obtain multiple book publishing contracts.

Celebrating our 10th Year!

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