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Advanced Novel: Marathon Training Group

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$825* Members | $899* Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 9/20/17 – 4/4/17** | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
*Payment plans are available for students accepted into this program
**Specific class dates: 09.20.17, 10.04.17, 10.18.17, 11.01.17, 11.15.17, 11.29.17, 12.13.17, 01.17.18, 01.31.18, 02.07.18, 02.21.18, 03.07.18, 03.21.18, 04.04.18.

Like any long-distance project, working towards a novel requires training in the form of consistent writing, planning, and revision. Join this group to receive and give feedback on novels in progress. The class will support short- and long-term goals toward substantial headway on a complete novel draft.

During this class, participants will engage in class discussion about key fiction craft topics and have the opportunity to workshop portions of their developing novel. Classmates will provide accountability to sustain writing momentum and help classmates through the planning process. This will be an advanced class with a limit of nine students. Participants must apply for admission.

Included in Class
• 14 class sessions at 2.5 hours
• 2 one-hour one-on-one sessions

Potential Add-ons
• 3 one-hour writing coaching session pack – $135
• 6 one-hour writing coaching session pack – $240
• Half-manuscript (up to 60,000 words) review with editorial letter – $325

Kristie Smeltzer’s work has appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Apeiron Review, Eclectica MagazineThe Florida Review, and So to Speak. Kristie is currently working on three novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida.

Instructor Praise:

“Kristie was great. Encouraging, instructive and straightforward.”
“Thorough critiques, very helpful suggestions.”
“Kristie is exceedingly knowledgeable, intelligent and focused. She would often go directly to the heart of a question or issue and summarize her insight precisely. Extremely impressive.”
“Kristie is great at facilitating workshops and explaining craft.”
“Very open, very smart, very sensitive to individual opinions, never harsh with critiques.”
“She’s very funny. She is good at zeroing in on things the rest of us know nothing about.”
“Kristie is always great—fun, informative, supportive, and instructive.”

Application Process: 

  • Pay nonrefundable application fee of $100 (cash, check, or credit card)
  • Submit a 1-page synopsis of your proposed project, a 150-word bio, and a 10-page writing sample

To apply by mail: send your check and application materials to WriterHouse, P.O. Box 222, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Payment plans will be made available to students accepted into this program. Decisions will be made by 9/15/17.

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Date:
September 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Kristie Smeltzer

Venue

WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Phone:
434-296-1922
Website:
http://writerhouse.org/