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.