If scene is the backbone form of the novel, other essential narrative forms commonly lumped into the category of exposition can be thought of as the novel’s connective tissue. In this generative workshop, we will explore the many building blocks essential to writing a novel. Topics such as chapter placement, timeline management, character development, point-of-view, plot, and more will be discussed. Classes will include Story Workshop® method word exercises, in-class writing activities, and the out loud reading of writing started in class. Note: This is not a critique workshop, and an engaging, supportive environment for exploring narrative possibilities on the page will be the goal of each class.
November 1-3. Sponsored by Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Register online, or by phone: 608-262-2451.