The Novel from Beginning to End
So you’ve finished a novel. Or you’re finishing a novel. Or you’re thinking about starting a novel. No matter where you are in this process this workshop is for you (even if you’ve taken it before). In our class, we will consider any book, regardless of stage, as something that will one day be complete. We will examine first chapters and how they set expectations and how those expectations will be met in the course of the novel. We will look at existing outlines and explore alternate and creative ways of reimagining structure. This is a fun and fully participatory workshop that will leave everyone with a new sense and shape of a work in progress. This class is suitable for first time novelists and published writers alike.
Ivy Pochoda will also teach an online course for the Work Center called “Jumping into Your Novel.” For more information, click here.
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation Street. Wonder Valley won The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award, as well as the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine in France. Visitation Street received the Page America Prize in France and was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers series.