Description: This is a craft and workshop hybrid class for students who are interested in learning more about writing novels. Discussions will include short story pacing versus novel pacing; identifying whether an idea is better suited for a novel or a short story; coming up with ideas for novels; the essential elements of a novel; outlining novels; and more. We will read and discuss two short novels in this course, and by the end of the course, all students will have written, workshopped, and polished a first chapter of a novel, and will leave the course with a roadmap for how to complete their book.
WRITING THE NOVEL
Instructor: Emily Cataneo
Dates: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free! This class is intended for Orange County residents who identify as marginalized and/or under-represented, which can mean that you identify as low-income, queer/genderqueer, and/or BIPOC. Please sign up here.
Location: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
8 seats max
The Redbud Writing Project is the Research Triangle’s only adult education writing school, serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and beyond. Founded by two North Carolina State University MFA graduates, the Redbud Writing Project offers six-week courses online, at bookstores and community spaces around the Triangle, and at our headquarters at 719 N. Person Street in Raleigh. Our course topics range from short story, novel, and memoir writing, to workshopping and revising, to publishing and submitting. We also offer manuscript consultations and one-off seminars. We welcome beginners who are looking to try out a new creative pursuit, advanced writers looking to further hone their craft or embark on a specific project, and everyone in between!