Planning and Pitching Your Novel


Though a novel is a mysterious work of the imagination—a work of art unscathed by commercial consideration, it doesn’t hurt to have a plan, This course will give you innovative and practical strategies for writing a novel, including developing a plot synopsis. You will learn an approach to use both as a guide for your writing and a tool to attract agents and editors. This workshop is open to anyone at the beginning or advanced stages of writing a novel.

Date: Sat. & Sun., March 29 & 30 | 1–4pm
Fee: $75
Class Limit: 15

Amber Dermont is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Starboard Sea and the short story collection Damage Control. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Amber received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. The Starboard Sea was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the top 100 Notable Books of 2012. Dermont is an Associate Professor of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas.


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