Your First Novelprintversie

*This course is completely in English*
Everyone has had an idea for a novel and many have a novel sitting on a hard-drive or in a desk drawer. Getting started on a novel is easy, but finishing is the hard part. Starting from your idea (and please come with an idea whether it be autobiographical or fictional), we'll map out the blueprint for your masterpiece.
Writing a novel means making a series of decisions about things like structure, point of view, genre, setting, time and place. We'll look at what the implications of these choices might be for your first novel. What makes a page-turner rather than a series of events, introduce you to the idea of archetypal plots, and look at the roles of pacing, hooks and conflict.
The course
This week you’ll be drafting and developing ideas; learning to read as a writer and fleshing out concepts through titles and outlines. You’ll also be creating convincing characters that will excite readers. You'll build a character, discuss successful characters, brainstorm how to develop your characters, and think about how character and plot interact - an issue that lies at the very heart of a strong narrative.
Every week ends with presentations on Friday evening at 7 pm, where each course will show what they worked on that week. On Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon there will be a side programme.
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start duur tijd
ma 23-07-2018 5 dagen 10:30-17:00
docent prijs* cursusnummer
Erik Raschke 150/225/299 717906
* Prijs voor: voltijd studenten/werknemers en afgestudeerden UvA of HvA/overigen.
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