This is the only CI novel writing group that provides weekly coaching and a structured approach to make sure that you write your best novel.
These are some themes that structure our conversations:
June: 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. How to craft a strong premise.
July: 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. Define your protagonist’s goals. Develop a plot outline.
August: How to use classic plot outlines to make a more engaging story. Powerful story arcs and emotional transformation. 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.
September: Go back and rewrite. Several common writer’s traps to beware of. 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.
October: Sharpen the emotional impact of your novel. Restructure a confused plot. Suggestions if you are considering illustrating your own novel. How to find beta readers and the tricks to getting valuable feedback.
November: 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 Monday, June 8th!!