Class Title: Bite-Sized Fiction: How to Plot the Novella
Instructor: Maria Grace
Price: General Admission $55.00 USD
Where: Bad Lamb Academy Portal (Big Blue Button)
When: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST (NYC TIME)
All humans love a good story. We are WIRED for it. Yet, especially in these fast-paced times, it isn't always easy to dive into a full-length novel.
Novellas help satisfy that craving for a good story in a bite-sized way that better fits into many readers' hectic schedule. They also can cultivate a fan following for longer works (when your readers have the time for the seven-course meal).
Novellas are also amazing training grounds for the emerging author. They'll train you how to be a leaner, meaner, cleaner and better STORYTELLER.
So what will you learn in this class?
• How is a novella different from a novel? • What is the difference between premise and concept and how (and why) stories need both of them • What are narrative questions and how they can be used to help structure stories • What are turning points and what do they do in a story • Basic four part story structure • How to put all these pieces together to craft a solid novella plot
***Remember a FREE recording is always included with purchase.
About the Instructor:
Maria Grace is the author of 23 books. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences.
She has one husband, earned two graduate degrees and two black belts, raised three sons, danced English Country dance for four years, is aunt to five nieces, is designing a sixth Regency-era costume, blogged seven years on Random Bits of Fascination, has outlines for eight novels waiting to be written, attended nine English country dance balls, and shared her life with ten cats.
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She’s the creator of the perennial branding and social media guide book, Rise of the Machines–Human Authors in a Digital World. Additionally, she is the author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.
When she’s not on the road speaking at conferences or teaching online writing seminars, she is rescuing kittens and bringing coffee to the guys in the NSA van parked in front of her house.
Writer, kitten-rescuer, and NSA subject since 2005.
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