NEW: How to Start a Novel You Can Actually Finish*

Lit Fest Craft Seminar with Jennifer Haigh
$65.00Members
$75.00Non-members

Jennifer Haigh is the author five novels, each of which nearly killed her.  She is also the author of three unfinished and unfinishable manuscripts, woefully ill-conceived stories that will never see the light of day. In this session she will discuss which strategies worked and which ones didn’t. Topics will include:

  • How to tell the difference between a novel and a short story
  • The most important choice a novelist makes
  • Plot vs. causality
  • Reading while you write
  • The mistake everyone makes
  • When to give up, and how to survive it
  • Why the second novel is hardest
  • What to do on days when nothing comes

In the second half of the class, she will answer students’ questions about novel-craft. 

Whether you have a brand-new idea for a novel or have been working on one for years, you can expect to leave with concrete strategies to move your project forward.

Please note: This class is replacing the "The Practice of Writing: What Is It?" seminar with Merritt Tierce. 

*This class is a large seminar and will be held in the Grotto for up to 45 people.

Instructor: Jennifer Haigh Learn More

Schedule

Jun 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm