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!!