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This class will provide a push for the novel draft that’s been hovering on your desktop, waiting to be finished. On day one, we’ll examine techniques for writing strong endings and strengthening the overall manuscript. On day two, we’ll turn to writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Anne Lamott, and Stephen King for guidance; discuss strategies for persistence; and look at the nuts and bolts of moving from manuscript to publication. Come to class with an outline of your novel draft as it is and leave with a step-by-step plan to finish your book.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 2 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 07/19/2015
End Date: 07/20/2015
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Megan Kruse grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle. She studied creative writing at Oberlin College and earned her MFA at the University of Montana. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and her debut novel, Call Me Home, was released from Hawthorne Books in March 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She teaches fiction at Eastern Oregon University’s Low-Residency MFA program and Gotham Writers Workshop. She was one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2015.