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NaNoWriMo Workshop for Young Adults: Setting the Scene

November 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Be a part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!  The Sawyer Free Library and the Gloucester Writers Center invite all young adults to a series of workshops to help with the process, culminating in an open-mic style reading at the Gloucester Writers Center.

We will meet Mondays in the Young Adult section of the library from 5-6.

Monday, November 6: Setting the Scene

How does your setting help drive your novel?  With exercises and prompts we will work on putting your novel in its own place.

Monday, November 13: Character Development

Who in the world (or out of this world, as it may be) is in your novel?  We will work on fleshing out the characters.  What is Aunt Mary’s favorite color?  Why does the invader keep his hair long?

Monday, November 20: Dialogue

We need to talk.  Well, our characters need to talk.  What they say and how they say it can make or break a novel.  We will find voices for your characters and get the conversations going.

Monday, November 27: Wrapping It Up

You have been writing all month. You are nearly there. But what about that scene in the third chapter? Does it still keep you up at night? This is the day to ask for help on the things you aren’t quite sure of.

Monday, December 4: NaNoWriMo Reading at the Gloucester Writers Center

Join us at 126 East Main Street for a celebration of all of our hard work.

Questions?  Contact AnnaKatherine Amacker at Amacker@sawyerfreelibrary.org or Amanda Cook at amanda@gloucesterwriters.org. For more NaNoWriMo resources visit nanowrimo.org.


November 6, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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