Just like defrauding a casino or teaching your dog Aramaic, there are countless ways to go about writing a novel. History is littered with examples of people who won the Pulitzer at 15 and had never read a how-to book or sat through a writers’ group. But much more of history’s litter is comprised of people who just never got around to writing the novel in their head. Part of it is procrastination. But some of it is that feeling of being daunted by the practical stuff: how much should I be writing each day? Typing or longhand? Can I complete a novel while working full-time or running a family? What if it’s terrible? (The novel, that is.) Can I drink while I do this?
It’s time to kick out the jams and do it. We’ll explain the methods and the milestones that will have you deliriously hugging a completed manuscript by this time next year.
But here’s the disclaimer: it’s bloody hard work. And we can’t guarantee you’ll produce Midnight’s Children. But we can guarantee that if you follow a few basic steps, you’ll scratch that itch once and for all, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll write something wonderful.
Date: Thursday 3 August Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Where: Byron Community College Room 1 Cost: $65 General / $55 Members