Jun 20, 2012

NaNoWriMo! Now What? - Richard Hugo House course taught by Corinne Manning

I highly recommend this summer course at Richard Hugo House, taught by the lovely Corinne Manning, an editor at Dark Coast Press and one of the members of our poets gathering.

NaNoWriMo! Now What?

For a month you wrote like a maniac, accumulated words and got that story out. This class will dive into the next step: turning that tangle of notes and ideas into a manuscript. Collectively students will work on the following: take stock of the information they have written and zero in on the actual story they want to tell. We’ll do this through a series of assignments, which will include synopsis writing, the one sentence pitch, time lines and other techniques to help a big project remain coherent in the author’s mind. Writing a book is like building a house from the ground up, and then decorating every room. By the end of this class students will juggle literary masonry and interior decorating like champs.

Corinne Manning is the managing editor of Dark Coast Press. Last year she was the recipient of a year-long writer-in-residence fellowship from the Hub City Writer’s Project. She received her MFA from UNC Wilmington where she was awarded the Stanley Colbert Chapbook Award. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Arts and Letters, Hoarse and Qarrtsiluni. She is at work on a novel.

For registration information, visit the Hugo House website.

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