Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Noveling in the Summertime!

This is the first noveling class for 2013!

I've timed the class to be at the same time as Summer Session at WOU and OSU, and with Camp Nanowrio. We're going to have a great time!

Summer Session of the Novel in a Month Class!


Do you have an idea for a novel?
Do you want to participate inNaNoWriMo, but want to do it with the support of a (for-credit) class?
Do you need one more credit this term?

Then the Novel in a Month Class is the class for you!

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

one Wednesday and Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm
July 3 (Wednesday) July 11, 18, 25, and August 1(Thursdays) (concurrent with Camp NaNoWriMo.org)
Registration Fee: $70(includes required text)

(1) Credit Fee: Additional $50(see form below)

If you are interested in this class, please fill out thisformand email it back to me atandersm@wou.eduor snail-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 money to the first day of class.

If you are interested in taking the class for course credit, please visit this email me at andersm@wou.edu.  

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 inNational Novel Writing Monthby 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 Daysis a 7-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.
Youcanwrite the first draft of a novel in just thirty days!

I hope to see you this Fall, fellow writers.
Maren Bradley Anderson teaches literature and writing at Western Oregon University. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including having a film she wrote chosen for the Mid-Valley Video Festival in Salem. She has written three novels' first drafts in 30 days each. She lives on an alpaca farm near Monmouth, Oregon.

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