Write your CI novel

2020 Spring CI Writer’s Group Now Forming

Do you want to Write & Publish your own CI novel?

Click here to join the 2020 Spring/Summer CI Writer’s group. In the past this group has filled up within a few days. We will meet (most) Saturday afternoons. Join me for six months as I work on my own novel; let’s share the frustrations, find our ways over the roadblocks and get these novels on paper!

This group will meet on Saturdays at 3pm East Coast Time (of the US) via an online video meeting service called Zoom. We will meet (almost) every Saturday for 6 months. Learn from me and special guests (writers and editors from the CI publishing world) who will coach you to write your best CI novel.

These are some themes that will structure our conversations:

April: Discuss what has not yet been written: the books that our students want to read. Generate ideas and write something truly different. Discover what you need to be a productive writer. Using your life experiences to write credible fiction.

May: Focus on creating lively characters. Delve deep into what motivates your characters. Create complex relationships among your characters without using complex language. The tricks to creating emotional impact. Develop a plot outline.

June: Take the time to enjoy the process of creating little scenes. Explore while keeping it comprehensible. Reconsider your writing choices to uncover unintended bias. Simplify your text.

July: Go back and rewrite. Create tension from the first chapter. Keep the greatest ideas and bravely cut the rest. Bring underlying themes forward. Techniques to lower your unique word count.

August: Sharpen the emotional impact of your novel. Restructure a confused plot. Suggestions if you are considering illustrating your own novel.

September: Your manuscript is ready to be class-tested. How to publish a private set of novels so that classes can test run the novel. We will also discuss how to polish your manuscript and services available to edit, proofread and illustrate your novel. Putting together a glossary and other ways to scaffold the text.

If you are serious about writing a CI novel, please register & join us! Our first meeting will take place on Saturday, April 11th!!

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