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 […]

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 […]

Writing Beyond the Self: Poems in Response to History and Current Events (in-person seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Margaret Mackinnon $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers (PayPal $62/$67) Date/Time: Saturday, 3/2/24 | 12:00–4:00 p.m. Joan Didion once said, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” All of us are surrounded by stories, whether these are accounts from history or the latest news items on the internet. How can we use poems to […]

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 […]