Dream of writing the breakout novel?
You need to start somewhere. The Fiction Jumpstart workshop will help you:
1. establish a strong writing practice and explore the principles of fiction
2. teach you the power of details
3. help you develop rich characters
4. get you exploring the tricks of plot
5. hone your approach to story structure
6. assist you in creating life-like dialog
7. allow you to play with point of view
8. give you tips on how to be a writer in the marketplace
Basic Course Approach in an Online Classroom
You’ll complete exercises related to the topic of the week and submit for general discussion to the online classroom. In addition, you’ll be working on drafts of either short fiction, a novella, or the beginning of a novel—which will be submitted for workshopping amongst members and the instructor. There is no set class-time, as the private online classroom is available at all hours for your access to assignments and commenting.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a catalog of prompts for future use; exercises you completed, to highlight your journey; and a clean draft of a short story or the beginning of a novella or a novel. You’ll also have access to a Fiction Jumpstart e-mail address, for future consultation or feedback from Anthony should you wish to use it.
June 17 – August 19 (Breaks for the week of July 29) • Class limited to 11 participants
Fiction Jumpstart workshop with author Anthony Connolly. Anthony is a best-selling novelist, award-winning journalist, and was named one the twelve best creative nonfiction bloggers in America. He has a PhD in English from the University of Missouri and holds an MFA in Writing from Goddard College. Annie Dillard called his debut novel “poetic.”
Private online group setting and all class materials, including a free digital copy of The Novelist: A Novella, are included in the price.
What Our Workshop Participants Have Said
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Fiction Jumpstart Workshop • 8 weeks, $350 • BUY NOW