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8-Week From Premise to Plot Workshop

Class Begins Wednesday, April 3, 2019


$495 New Student | $470 Returning

You have an idea for a novel. Now what? For some authors, the next step is opening a blank document and pounding out the first draft. But others are looking for a little more structure before they dive in. In this workshop, we’ll explore various plotting and outlining methods and discuss how to find the right one for you and your novel. This class is ideal for: 

  • Anyone who has an idea for a novel and isn’t sure how to begin

  • Writers who are in the middle of a draft and feeling lost

  • Writers who have a completed draft that needs an overhaul

Regardless of what stage your novel is at, we’ll hone in on the heart of your idea, then work on developing a plot that stays true to that core. Students will have multiple opportunities to workshop their ideas, pitches, and outlines. There is no required text for this course, although the instructor will provide readings either in class or via email.

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • Meets Wednesday 7:00PM to 9:30PM / April 3, 2019 to May 22, 2019

  • Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

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Instructor Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen novels for kids and teens, including both series and standalones in several genres. Her most recent novel, a dark fairy tale-inspired middle grade entitled SPELL & SPINDLE, is a Junior Library Guild selection and was hailed as "an excellent melding of horror and heart" in a starred review from Kirkus.  She co-authored the young adult novel THE PROS OF CONS, a YALSA 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee, praised as "an entertaining and sometimes slapstick testament to the power of friendship" in a starred review from Publisher's Weekly