YOUR NOVEL--WRITE NOW

 

A Saturday Seminar packed with practical information to help you write and publish the novel only you can write.  To attend, sign up now for only $99.  Students, $49.

 

 

Location:  Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.  Located on the campus of Emory University, near the CDC, just 1/4 mile from Clifton Road, about one mile from Emory University Hospital.

Free Parking.  For Directions,  link to  https://www.google.com/maps/place/815+Houston+Mill+Rd+NE,+Emory+University,+Atlanta,+GA+30329/@33.80192,-84.3223107,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88f506578ed4f767:0xc842aea8a5a4b538

 

 

 

To enroll, click the Pay Pal button here to pay by card.  Please bring your receipt for admission.  By check or cash, use the form below or pay at the door.

Next Seminar:  Saturday, February 6, 2016

Miller-Ward Alumni House Emory University

Atlanta, GA

10:00-5:00

 

Previous Seminar Students say:

 

  • “Excellent focus”

  • “Very informative”

  • “I feel like I just watched a great movie!”

  • “Very good”

  • “Your take on the book publishing industry was accurate and straight forward and very good!”

  • “How to structure a book—great!”

  • “Super, duper!”

 

Your Novel--Write Now

 

Learn How to Launch Your Novel Fast

 

If you've spent years wanting to write a book but just can't seem to complete your work or get started, this is the course for you.  Your Novel--Write Now is a full-day seminar designed to help writers discover the novel only they can write. Open to writers of all experience levels and genres, those who are more familiar with long-form fiction will benefit most.  Taught by David Darracott, a seasoned writing pro and university writing instructor, this seminar covers many topics in a short time frame.   Fun, fast, and informative, the packed curriculum allows writers to benefit from years of hard earned experience in the world of professional writing and publishing.  Get more practical know-how at this seminar than in some MFA programs that cost thousands and take years to complete.

 

 

 

 Discover real world know-how to immediately  jump-start your novel, including:

 

 

  •  Techniques to structure your story for speed and impact 

  •  How to create lifelike characters who move us emotionally

  •  How to keep readers turning pages till the end

  •  How pros structure their books in advance to stay on track

  •  The revolution that is changing the world of publishing forever

  •  Why you should stop chasing agents and forget about writing query letters

  •  Avoiding one-sided contracts

  •  Keep your rights and creative control of your work

 

 

 

 

MAIN TOPICS/COURSE CURRICULUM

 

 

  • The Publishing World Today--Categories, Genres, and Realism

  • Write the Book That's Right For You--Style and the Fiction Spectrum of Genres

  • The Grand Idea, Why You Need One

  • The Path to Plot--Character or Story or Both?

  • Characters of Passion and POV

  • Structure Breakdown--Hero Motivation

  • How to Plan and Plot in Advance

  • Style and Setting for Readability and Audience

  • Dialogue and Detail--A Delicate Balance

  • The Total Package--a Reader Friendly Outcome and a Satisfying Ending

  • Corporate Publishing Traditions--A Decaying Business Model

  • Facilitators/ Gatekeepers/Obstacles--Agents/Editors/Publishers/Queries

  • The Publishing Revolution and Publishing Options, Large and Small

  • The Impact of Your Current Writing Decisions

  • The Right Path for You

 

Your Novel--Right Now SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM 

 

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To pay by check, please mail $99 with this form to:  4025 Summerwood Drive, Cumming, GA 30041 or simply pay at the door To make a payment by card, click the Pay Pal icon above.    Please bring your receipt to the seminar for admission. 

© 2014 by David Darracott

PHOTO CREDITS:

 

Terrence S. Jones

Michael Mollick

 

 

COVERS:

 

Cyrus Walker

 

CONTACT:

 

daviddarracott@gmail.com

 

Seminars on writing the contemporary novel and how to publish in today's fiction markets are announced from time to time on the News & Events page.   For more information about special appearances at bookgroups, seminars, and conferences, please send an email.  Your inquiries are always welcome.