Writing Your Way Into Your Novel

IMG_6608Instructor: Cat Rambo

The next class date is Saturday, March 24, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time. Cost is $99 for new students; $79 for returning students and Patreon supporters.

The process of novel-writing varies greatly, but one thing is always true: a butt must go into a chair and the words must be written. Come find out how to get past sticking points through a combination of lecture and writing exercises that will help you map out your course for navigating the sea of words and build a daily writing practice that will get you to the end of the book.

This class is aimed at someone either in the beginning or early processes of a novel; if you are further along than that, the First Pages Workshop is suggested instead.

Live classes are taught online via Google Hangouts and have a limited number of participants. A computer with a good Internet connection and a microphone is necessary; a webcam will enhance your class experience considerably. If there is an on-demand version of the class, you will be provided with a free coupon for it, so you have access to those notes.

To register for a class, send e-mail with the following details:

  • The email address that you use for Google stuff.
  • Which class or classes and the dates.
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, check, or some other means.
  • Please identify yourself if you are a returning student or support Cat or Rachel on Patreon to qualify for the special rate.

You should receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has a slot reserved for such a student, and the sole criteria is that you can’t afford the class but really think it would be useful for you. To apply, mail me with your name, the class name/date, and a brief statement about why you want to take the class. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week before the class.


Notes and Testimonials

“Before I felt like I had a box with half the ingredients for a meal, and a cookbook picture of the finished product. Now I feel like I’ve gotten an outline of the recipe, and someone has mercifully told me where to find a grocery store and that I can add vegetables.” – Frances Rowat