How to Start Your Novel

This workshop will be offered remotely on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.

The goal of this workshop is simple--getting you going on a novel that keeps going. Starting, some say, is the easy part. But starting a novel that you'll actually finish is a whole other kettle of fish, one that retains an air of mystery even to well-published veterans of the art. We'll try to peer into that mystery in this two day course, examining a number of particularly successful novel openings, both past and present, as well as discussing strategies for getting oneself started (sometimes starting *is* the hard part!), and then working on a number of exercises. Hopefully, by the end, students will have the opening of their first novel.

Instructor: Nate Knapp