Writing to Sell
October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 18, 2019
October 17 – 18: There is nothing easy about writing a saleable novel. First comes reading in the genre you choose. Second comes studying how to write. Third comes the writing itself. Participants will begin with the story you want to tell or are in the middle of writing. Then examine the way you begin your story: Is it ordinary? A copy of so many on the market? On the other hand, is it original, new, true to the novel to follow?
Have you developed characters who are an intrinsic part of the story you’ve created for them? Does your plot evolve, and then end satisfactorily? Good novels aren’t written in a hurry. They demand your attention and most of all your own fascination and need for perfection, which involves rewriting and rewriting, and rewriting until even you would call your work almost perfect. All of this to achieve your dream. This 2 day class is a pathway to that dream whether a beginning writer or one about to publish.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli’s 13th novel will be published in the summer of 2019, from Crooked Lane Publishing. She has written for Llewellyn Publishers, and Berkley. Writing mostly mysteries, Buzzelli is also working on an autobiography. She’s spoken at many conferences, taught in many places (including NMC, Skidmore College, and GAAC) and has an unending love of teaching and learning.
Thursday, October 17, Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Friday, October 18, Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Your writing materials
Your novel in progress (if you have one) or ideas
A synopsis either of the novel you are writing or the novel you hope to write
Prepare to bring snippets of books that have enthralled you
We understand that your plans might change. If they do, notify the GAAC office as soon as possible. Requests for cancellation by the student at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.