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Algonkian Novel Writing Courses - Modules And Forums

Algonkian Novel Writing ProgramWrite or rewrite the novel from start to finish. 16 course-module novel writing program that addresses crucial elements of story premise, plot arc, page tension and dramatic complication, character evolution, narrative composition technique, voice and prose style, and more.


Commercial Novel Writing Part I - Modules 1 to 8

Eight modules related to story premise, importance of antagonist, character sympathy factors, elements of the novel hook, first plot point and arc, the Six Act Two-Goal novel, inciting incidents, major and minor reversals, complications, and more. All writers begin or rewrite their novel here.

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Commercial Novel Writing Part II - Modules 1 to 8

Eight modules related to voice, style, scene creation, point of view transitions and character camera filters, narrative enhancement technique, assignments which rework each writer's narrative into competitive prose. Writers complete at least 100 polished pages and receive review from industry professionals.

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Emerging Author Interview Series

A forum for our emerging authors to talk about their inspirations, their writing lives, and offer insight into the process as it applies to them, as well as discuss the impact of the Author Salon Novel Writing Program on their work-in-progress.

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Novel Audit Checklist

A place where each writer honestly and cautiously scoreboxes or rates their own novel-in-progress according to an array of criteria. To be approached upon completion or near completion of the 14th module.

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Art and Life in Novel Writing

The forum for reporting on lessons learned from books on technique utilized in the program including "The Art of Fiction" by John Gardner, "Writing the Breakout Novel" by Donald Maass, "Write Away" by Elizabeth George, and "The Writing Life" by Annie Dillard.

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Book Reports---Mary Helen S... - last post by MaryHelenSheriff