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May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Adult Writing Workshop: Shape Your Novel in 4 Weeks with Dana De Greff !


May 29
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Adult Writing Workshop: Shape Your Novel in 4 Weeks

Classes are weekly every Saturday, May 29-June 19, 12-2pm EST. Four (4) classes in total.




Everyone loves the idea of writing a novel…until they start it and realize they don’t know what they’re doing! “Shape Your Novel” breaks down what you need to write a novel and how to outline your book before you start it so that when you’re stuck you have a blueprint to return to.

Classes will include brief lectures on how to put your ideas on paper, ways to organize a narrative, how to build great scenes, character development, point of view, world building, creating conflict, how to form memorable settings, and more. We’ll use examples from writers such as Toni Morrison, Celeste Ng, and Margaret Atwood, as well as discuss strategies for battling writer’s block, finding ideas from everyday life, and using creative prompts for inspiration to help you write every day (or almost every day).

Note: You don’t need to be a writer to take this workshop or to have ever written a novel before. All you need is an open mind, a love of words, and a desire to learn how to write a novel!

About the Instructor:

Dana De Greff holds a Masters in Fine Arts in fiction from the University of Miami. She has taught Creative Writing classes at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, Miami Arts Charter, and Books & Books.

She is the author of Alterations (winner of the 2018 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series published by Seven Kitchens Press), recipient of the 2018 Lillian E. Smith Writer-in-Service Award, and the 2017-2018 Literary Artist-in-Residence at the Deering Estate. She has been accepted or awarded scholarships from Tent: Creative Writing, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, The Key West Literary Seminar, the Lemon Tree House Residency in Tuscany, and Hedgebrook.

Her work appears in Cosmonauts Avenue, PANK, Origins Journal, Philadelphia Stories, and Gulf Stream Magazine, among others. Most recently, she’s the recipient of a 2021 Pushcart Prize Nomination for her story “Storms,” published in the Winter 2020 Issue of Jabberwock Review and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Key West Literary Seminar’s Marianne Russo Award for her novel-in-progress, EVERYDAY MYSTICISM. She is represented by Writers House.

Learn more @DeGreffWriters and danadegreff.com