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8-WEEK NOVEL I - CLASS BEGINS Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Foundry Club

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75206

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This 8-week novel workshop taught by David Eric Tomlinson, author of The Midnight Man (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, 2017), is for intermediate and advanced writing students interested in tackling the novel. The course focuses on teaching the fundamental techniques of structure, opening, plot, setting, characterization, dialogue, resolution, and (most importantly) revision. We'll use the snowflake method of building outward from a few basic directional ideas, with the goal of completing a detailed outline and five chapters by the end of the class, when we'll also discuss the querying and publishing process.

Each week we'll focus on craft, concentrating on both published work and work students have generated for class. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual’s voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft.

Each writer will have his or her work critiqued and will receive typed feedback from both the instructor and his or her classmates. A private conference with the instructor is included.

NOTE: Students are required to purchase a copy of Steven Pressfield's The War of Art and Robert McKee's Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, which will be used to illustrate several of the concepts discussed in class. Both books are available for purchase via Amazon at the bottom of this page

Fee: $495 for new students; $470 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students.)

  • David Eric Tomlinson, Instructor
  • Enrollment limit: 8 students
  • Meets Tuesdays 6:30PM to 9:00PM / March 27, 2018 to May 15, 2018
  • Class meets at The Foundry Club at Mockingbird Station: 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln / Dallas, TX / 75206
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