Fiction, Novel

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 6, 2023
  • End Date: May 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Start Your Novel: Let’s Write Your First 10,000 Words

This one-day workshop will teach you the fundamentals you should tackle before starting your novel, setting you up to produce your first 10,000 words in under three weeks. We will workshop your idea to make sure it's big enough to carry a novel, develop the essential attributes of your main character (and discuss what you don't need to know—like where they went to high school or their favorite color), and cover what makes an opening hook the reader.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Mary Adkins

Mary Adkins


Mary Adkins is author of the novels When You Read This (Indie Next Pick, Best Book of 2019 by Real Simple), Privilege ( Best Summer Read), and Palm Beach (New York Post Best Book of 2021). Her books are published in 13 countries.