Event Series Narrative Arc in Novels (Online class)

Narrative Arc in Novels (Online class)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/15/22 – 4/7/22 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Have you ever been working on your novel and found yourself wondering: what would happen next? As writers sometimes the more important question is why—why should that happen next? This class will look at narrative […]

So You Wanna Write a Novel? 10 Things to Know Before Getting Too Deep into Writing Your Book (online seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/25/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Many of us dream of writing a book, so it’s exciting when you feel like the moment has arrived to start. This seminar will help you along your way by shaping expectations for the process and giving you some […]

Event Series Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 6/9/22 – 7/28/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Are you ready to write this summer? Join this class that blends a traditional fiction workshop with themed generative writing days in which we’ll focus on a specific aspect of craft. Know what the best part […]

Digging into Character Development (online seminar) – Seminar Full!

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 7/30/22 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Strong character development and compelling character arcs are essential to the success of every story. Whether you’re starting a new project or already on your way, this seminar will help you get to know your characters better. During the seminar, […]

Short Story Basics – ongoing online seminar series

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 10/1/22 and 10/15/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Join us for a crash course to get started writing short stories. This seminar will help participants who are newer to writing fiction as well as novelists who jumped straight into writing longform fiction. Short stories are […]

Event Series Developing Your Ear for Dialogue – canceled

Developing Your Ear for Dialogue – canceled

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

This seminar series has been canceled. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience. Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 10/8/22 and 10/22/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Authentic dialogue in prose serves many purposes. Dialogue is an effective tool to develop characters, move the plot, and reveal essential information to readers. […]

Evening Fiction Writing Hours and Workshop – ongoing online class

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 9/22/22 – 11/17/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EDT (Thursday, 10/27 will be skipped for WriterHouse event) Tuesdays, 9/27/22 – 11/5/22 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT (writing hours: optional) Participants often say that part of what draws them to writing classes is the accountability; they […]

Novel Beginnings: Essential Elements in Your First 3 Chapters (online seminar series) – This seminar is canceled

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays 2/25/23 & 3/11/23 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST A novel’s beginning has a lot of work to do. It needs to grab readers’ attention, establish the voice, set the tone, develop characters, get the plot moving, kick off the tension/conflict, and manage reader expectations. Figuring […]

Generative Fiction Workshop (online class) – Registration is closed.

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 9/19/23 – 11/7/23 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET If you’re ready to write, write, write this fall, this class is for you. Class sessions will alternate between traditional fiction workshops and themed generative writing nights that focus on a specific element of craft. Every other […]