Savvy Authors - THe Donald Maass Breakout Workbook Workshop Series for 2013

Savvy Authors - THe Donald Maass Breakout Workbook Workshop Series for 2013

by Sharon Pickrel
Savvy Authors is proud to announce the The Donald Maass Breakout Novelist Techniques Workshop Series for 2013. Taught by Kat Duncan and drawn from his Breakout Novelist Workbook, it will be presented in four sections over the course of the year. Students may register for the entire course at once and save 10% on the course fees. To register for the complete course and receive the 10% savings on tuition, click here.

Maass Part I - Character Development 1/2/2013 - 3/27/2013
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This course will work through the exercises in Part I of Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, which focus on Character Development. In addition we will read and discuss the relevant parts of the companion book Writing the Breakout Novel, also by Donald Maass. Both books (whether e-book or print) are required for the course. Participants will read a workbook chapter and post their answers to that chapter's exercises each week. Each week the class will discuss topics from both books, additional examples and related lesson content provided by the instructor. Feedback on responses will be provided weekly by the instructor as well as fellow participants. The instructor will also advise participants on how the exercises and discussion topics pertain to turning works-in-progress into breakout novels.
Maass Part II - Plot Development 4/8/2013 - 7/1/2013
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This course will work through the exercises in Part II of Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, which focus on Plot Development. In addition we will read and discuss the relevant parts of the companion book Writing the Breakout Novel, also by Donald Maass. Both books (whether e-book or print) are required for the course. Participants will read a workbook chapter and post their answers to that chapter's exercises each week. Each week the class will discuss topics from both books, additional examples and related lesson content provided by the instructor. Feedback on responses will be provided weekly by the instructor as well as fellow participants. The instructor will also advise participants on how the exercises and discussion topics pertain to turning works-in-progress into breakout novels.
Maass Part III - Story Techniques and Pitching 7/8/2013 - 9/30/2013 (Click here to register for this section only.) This course will work through the exercises in Part III of Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, which focus on Story Techniques and Pitching including lessons on setting, story structures, point of view and brainstorming. In addition we will read and discuss the relevant parts of the companion book Writing the Breakout Novel, also by Donald Maass. Both books (whether e-book or print) are required for the course. Participants will read a workbook chapter and post their answers to that chapter's exercises each week. Each week the class will discuss topics from both books, additional examples and related lesson content provided by the instructor. Feedback on responses will be provided weekly by the instructor as well as fellow participants. The instructor will also advise participants on how the exercises and discussion topics pertain to turning works-in-progress into breakout novels.
Maass Part IV - Advanced Breakout Techniques 10/7/2013 - 12/30/2013 (Click here to register for this section only.)
This course will work through selected exercises in Part II of Donald Maass's The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers. A copy of the book (whether e-book or print) is required for the course. It is helpful to be familiar with Part I of the book, but this is not a requirement. This course is geared toward career-oriented novelists who are willing to take a serious look at advanced fiction techniques. Participants should have completed, polished, edited and submitted at least one complete novel-length manuscript. We will cover at least one exercise each week. Participants will be expected to discuss the topics from the books, and contribute additional examples, or related ideas. Feedback on responses will be provided weekly by the instructor as well as fellow participants. The instructor will also facilitate the discussion of how the exercises pertain to turning works-in-progress into breakout novels.


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