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Unlocking Your Novel by Looking Within with Chelsea Bieker — Sold Out


3 Sessions

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Friday - Sunday 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT September 24 to September 26, 2021

Online via Zoom

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Whether a writer is in the early stages of a novel and wondering how they will make it to the end of a draft, or they have been working on a project for a long time and are waiting for things to finally click into place, writing a novel can be a lonely business. In the process of writing a long project, there is no shortage of ways to feel stuck, but there is also no shortage of ways to become unstuck. This course will de-mystify crafting and revising a novel by examining not only participants’ own work on the page, but by also looking within to identify and remove any emotional blocks writers might have that are holding them back from achieving their goals.

This workshop will cover both matters of craft and mindset. Participants will talk about how to make those important first pages really sing, how to dynamically structure a novel, and examine elements like point-of-view and voice, but they will also embark on the deep work of looking at their own core beliefs about themselves as writers that may be unconsciously holding them back. Fear—of being able to pull off the story they are trying to tell, of rejection, of success—is often something writers need to overcome. In this class, participants will look at practical and actionable ways they can begin to dismantle what no longer serves them and implement what does, both on the page and in themselves.

All Levels
Capacity: 20

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    Chelsea Bieker

    Chelsea Bieker

    Chelsea Bieker is the author of the novel Godshot which was longlisted for The Center For Fiction First Novel Prize and named an NPR Best Book of the Year. Her story collection, Heartbroke, will be published in April 2022. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Granta, the Cut, McSweeney’s, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and others. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.