Write Your Novel Now!
Whether you're just getting started or simply need a recharge, this intensive "boot camp" experience will give you the tools you need to start (and finish!) your novel. Through a study of professional examples, we'll look at foundational concepts of novel writing, from hooking the reader and developing a plot, to shaping chapters and keeping momentum. We'll engage in a variety of writing exercises, study approaches to outlines and planning, workshop student drafts, and discuss possibilities for publication.
August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
August 23: Member registration opens
August 30: General registration opens
With 25+ years of experience coaching authors and teaching at four top-ranked universities, Susan V. Meyers currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Arizona, and has been a writer in residence at more than a dozen different arts centers nationally and internationally. Both her nonfiction book on immigration and her circus-centered historical novel, Failing the Trapeze, have won major awards, including the Nilsen Award and grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her essays and stories have likewise been nominated for The Best American Series and several Pushcart Prizes and have recently appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus, Calyx, Hippocampus, and The Minnesota Review. You can find her at susanvmeyers.com