Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Novel in a Month-Summer Session!

The Spring session of the Novel in a Month class was so much fun, we're offering it again during Summer Session!

The class will be held at Rick's Place Cafe in Monmouth at the following times:

Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
June 27 - August 1, 2012
Registration Fee: $50

Registration Fee with required book $75 (students can buy the book themselves or the instructor will bring it to the first day of class for an addition $15). If you want to buy the book yourself, find it here.

If you are interested in this class, please fill out this form and email it back to me at andersm@wou.edu or mail it to me at:

c/o Maren Bradley Anderson
PO Box 305
Monmouth, OR 97361

If you mail the form, you may include your check, or you can bring it to the first day of class.

If you are interested in taking the class for course credit, please visit this website: http://www.wou.edu/provost/extprogram/creditoverlay/writingnovel30days.php

Class size is limited to 20. Early registration is recommended!

* Do you have a great idea for a book, but haven't gotten around to writing it?
* Perhaps you have no idea, but do possess a deep, burning desire to write.
* Maybe you are convinced you don't have time to write a novel.

Really, who has time?

Lots of people! Every November, hundreds of thousands of people participate in National Novel Writing Month by pledging to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days.

In fact, our instructor, Maren Bradley Anderson, has "won" NaNo for three years by writing over 50,000 words in thirty days.

Write Your First Novel In Thirty Days is a 6-week class aimed at people who want to write a novel by participating in the deadline-driven, community-supportive atmosphere. The class will focus on:

* preparation for writing a book-length first draft (including idea generation),
* completion of the book-in-a-month challenge,
* and end with a workshop on what to do with a freshly written novel.

The emphasis of this class is not quality, but quantity. Without a completed first draft, the writer cannot revise a better second or third draft. In this class you will get that elusive first draft.

You can write the first draft of a novel in just thirty days!

I hope to see you this summer, fellow writers.

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