Agents and editors will be visiting the Loft April 20-21, 2018 to hear about your work. Register now for the Pitch Conference.

Finish That Book!

Date: 3/29/18 – 5/3/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Multigenre

• Regular: $210.00
• Member: $189.00
• Low-Income: $147.00

You've taken "Book In a Month," and the book needs more than a month. Or you gave NaNoWriMo a shot, and the book needs another shot. Or you've drafted a book, and it needs revision. Rest assured, they all do. In this class you will take up where you left off. Your concentrated efforts will be aimed at meeting the book's needs.

Your teaching artist and classmates will help you figure out what those needs are and how to meet them. We will take a long view on the whole and sharpen our focus on the parts. In each session students will address a particular aspect of the WIP (work in progress) by reading and inviting feedback, brainstorming, and trying out various methods aimed at imagining and re-imagining plot, conflict, character, and dialogue. We will set up an e-mail loop so that discussion can continue through the week. You will learn to protect the work even as you discover the pain and eventual rewards when you "kill your darlings."

Your teaching artist has published close to 50 novels, worked with professional editors over the course of 30 years, and grapples with every writer's challenges from page one. Bring your synopsis to class.