First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready (online seminar) – Registration is closed. Email programs@writerhouse.org to be added to waitlist.

Online

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/24/24 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.ET (Submissions due 2/10) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready (online seminar) – This seminar is full.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/27/24 | 10:00 AM–12:30 PM (Submissions due 4/13) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for […]

Your Novel in a Year (in-person class) – Registration is closed.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Bruce Holsinger $1,599* Members | $1,599* Nonmembers $100 non-refundable application fee; if accepted, fee will be applied to class tuition Select Tuesdays (see Details below for dates), 10/10/23 - 4/30/24, 9/9/24 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM Application Deadline: 9/22/23 *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program; there are no scholarships […]

Say What? Developing Your Mastery of Dialogue (two-session online seminar series)

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 4/27/24 & 5/11/24 | 1:00-3:00 PM ET Dialogue is a utility tool in the toolbox of skilled writers. What people say—and how they say it—can develop the characters, contextualize relationships, add to tension, move the plot, convey backstory, and so much more. In this two-part seminar, […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready (online seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/18/24 | 10:00 AM–12:30 PM (Submissions due 5/4) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for […]

Crime Writing: How to Write Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Fiction (in-person class)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Instructor: Adam Meyer Mondays, 4/1/24 – 5/20/24 | 6:30–8:30 PM $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers If you’ve ever dreamed of a life of crime–at least on the page!–then this class is for you.  Whether you are writing a traditional, Agatha Christie style mystery or a thriller in the Jack Reacher mode, you will learn all […]

Point of View: Who, What, When, Where, How (in-person class) – this class is canceled.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Cliff Garstang $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 –5/21/24 | 1:00–3:30 PM WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk for contracting Covid-19 wear a mask. In the event of significant Covid-19 upticks, students must be prepared for the mask policy to change and to transition to a virtual platform if necessary. No […]

Novel Nurturing Workshop (online class) – This class is full.

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $229 Members | $250 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 – 5/21/24 | 6:30–8:30 PM As spring springs to life, it’s a great time to get focused on nurturing your novel. Get ready to set some personal goals, learn about novel writing-related topics, get feedback on your work, and make progress writing or revising your […]

The Fiction Writers Studio (online class)

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Tuesdays, 6/4/24 – 7/9/24 | 1:00 PM–3:30 PM $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Join us to hone your fiction skills in a collaborative writing and learning environment. Class sessions will blend readings, workshops, discussions of personal writing challenges/insights, presentations on craft/writing process topics, and more. Participants will get feedback on their work, […]

Innovative Tools to Spice Up Your Character Development (in-person seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/22/24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Get ready to roll up your sleeves and try out some innovative tools to develop your characters. Strong characters are a key component in fiction, but sometimes the tried-and-true methods of character development just don’t spark our creativity. This […]