How to Start a Novel You Can Actually Finish [Jennifer Haigh]
All Levels | Jennifer Haigh is the author of five novels, each of which nearly killed her. She is also the author of three unfinished and unfinishable manuscripts — woefully ill-conceived stories that will never see the light of day. In this session she will discuss which strategies worked and which ones didn’t. Topics will include: How to tell the difference between a novel and a short story; the most important choice a novelist makes; plot vs. causality; and more. Bring something to write with, and all your questions about novel-craft. Whether you have a brand-new idea for a novel or have been working on one for years, you can expect to leave with concrete strategies to move your project forward.