The Promise of First Pages (in-person class) – Registration is closed.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $120 Members | $132 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/16/24 – 2/6/24 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. By registering for an in-person offering, you attest that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk for contracting Covid-19 wear a mask. In the event of significant Covid-19 upticks, students […]

Queries and Elevator Pitches and Synopses, Oh My! (in-person seminar series) – This seminar is now closed.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sundays, 5/14/23 – 5/21/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET In this two-part seminar, participants will workshop query letters and synopses of finished works and will learn to boil down their book-length stories into bite-sized elevator pitches. We'll discuss some of what's involved with researching agents […]

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

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/20/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (Submissions due 5/6) 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 […]

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

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/29/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (Submissions due 4/15) 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 […]

Collage, Cento, Compost: A Writing Workshop (in-person seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Annie Kim $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sunday, 4/23/23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: By registering for an in-person offering, you attest that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #2 (online seminar) – Two Spots Left!

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 3/25/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST (Submissions due 3/11) 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 […]

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 […]

From Blank Page to the Last Page (online class) – This class is canceled.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Holly Day $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/8/23 – 5/10/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST Have you ever had a great idea for a short story but had no idea how to get started? Do you know the basics of putting a short story together but have trouble creating strong enough characters […]

Story and Structure: A Creative Writing Workshop (online class) – class full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Deborah Harris $160 Members | $175 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/12/23 – 3/2/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST “A story…makes its meaning…a small structural pulse at a time. We read a bit of text and a set of expectations arises…” George Saunders, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain  In this class, we’ll practice […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #1 (online seminar) – This class is full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/25/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST (Submissions due 2/11) 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 […]