Friday, February 2, 2018

John C. Campbell Again!

Once again I'll be teaching A Practical Guide to Writing Popular Fiction at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

A stay at JCC puts you amidst creative people of every persuasion -- the surroundings are inspirational and the food and accommodations are excellent. (You do have to make your own bed.)

My class runs from Sunday, June 10 to Saturday June 16. 

As the catalogue says: Your novel starts here with instruction and practice in writing realistic dialogue and creating characters that move through and interact with a fully realized setting. Study different approaches to plotting, and learn tricks for building suspense, ensuring continuity, and avoiding info dumps. We'll discuss forming or joining critique groups, the ins and outs of self-editing, how to query agents, and the many publishing alternatives available today. All levels welcome. 

This is an excellent class for anyone who wants to begin a novel (or has one underway.)  I try to cram a lot into this week but several completed novels have been published that were begun in this same class in past years. 

Plus it's a most pleasant way to spend a vacation -- especially if you have a friend or partner (all rooms are double occupancy) who might be interested this class or any of the many craft offerings.

There's complete information about John C. Campbell, this class, and how to register HERE. And, of course, I'm happy to answer questions


Barbara Rogers said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy this, and certainly your students will too!

KarenB said...

Some year soon I'm going to go for a week! Not this year as there will be senior prom and graduation for my son around that time, but soon!!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

This sounds like such a wonderful class. Enjoy your week.

Nan Emanuel said...

What an ideal setting to spark creativity and new friendships. Your pics and stories about your experiences there are always great fun to read.