Wasn’t that every woman’s dream?
Beginners: Write for 15 minutes.
Intermediate: Write for 45 minutes.
Advanced: You can’t write today. (EDGING!)
You can THINK about what you’d write. You can “write” in your head. Or while you go for a walk. But you can’t sit down and put words on paper/screen. Don’t cheat. You’ll thank me tomorrow.
PS Have you seen this Kurt Vonnegut about stories? No? After you write today, this video is your reward:
- Start timer or set number of pages you’re writing towards (Beginners, use timer as discussed in class).
- Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD.
- No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only.
- Stop. No, you can’t write more. The repeat comes the next day. THIS IS EDGING.
SLIDE DECK + READING LIST from Week 1 (FULL, Password Protected–Password Given in Class)
WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT?
I’m teaching this course:
More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story
Learn to seduce a reader from the first sentence through to the heart-thumping, breath-taking, you-knew-it-was-coming-but-not-this-way! happy ending. Motivated students will be given the structure and support to complete a first draft of a romance novel by week 8; beginning students will learn how to play with tropes, tension, pacing, climaxes (dramatic and other), dialogue, and character development.
COURSE OUTLINE + PARTIAL SLIDE DECK FROM WEEK 1 (Public)
If you’re not in the course, you can still do the writing prompts with us for the next three weeks. 🙂
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