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Wordcrafters: Novel Beginnings with Daryll Lynne Evans
July 30 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm• $199
Want to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you’ve started a few but they’ve run out of juice 20, 50, or even 100 pages in and you’re not sure what went wrong?
This workshop will guide you through the messy process of creating a novel. Novel Beginnings is especially helpful if you’ve had different classes on plot, character, and setting in the past, but are not sure how to put them all together in a longer, cohesive story. Beyond the technical elements of the novel, you’ll also explore tips and tools for your writing life.
Week 1: Finding Your Character
Week 2: The Heart of the Story
Week 3: Structure, Narrative Arcs, and Character Development; Plotting ACT I
Week 4: The Long Middle: Plotting ACT II
Week 5: Knock-out Endings: Plotting ACT III
The workshop will include: weekly readings, in-class and out-of-class writing, and group workshop and discussion in a supportive and inspiring environment. Everyone will read the same novel over the course of the workshop to use for analysis and craft discussion.
5 Mondays: July 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene
Register Here: https://wordcraftersineugene.org/novelbeginnings/
About the Instructor
Daryll Lynne Evans began her writing career as a playwright with the Performing Arts Conservatory in Colorado, where she also taught theatre and play writing to youth. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, where she taught creative writing and worked with Sycamore Review. She has presented writing workshops as part of the Loose Leaf Writing Series in Lafayette, Indiana, and for the Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers in Eugene, and had been a presenter at Wordcrafters, Willamette Writers, and South Coast Writers conferences.