“Troubleshooting Your Novel” with Tex Thompson
July 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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“Write a novel,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said.
Well, if it’s stopped being fun – or if you’ve just been staring at the same slumping word-heap for way too long now – don’t give up! Come prepared with all of your burning manuscript questions for a hands-on, can-do story intervention. Together, we’ll load up your toolbox with problem-solving techniques for novelists’ most frequent creative conundrums like, fixing saggy middles, amping up the plot, and more – no fear, no shame, no surrender!
TAKE THIS CLASS IF
- You’re writing a novel.
- You’re struggling with the novel revision process.
- You’ve stalled out in the middle of a first draft.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TEX’S CLASSES
- “Some really great food for thought about things I think a lot of writers take for granted: sentence structure, and how to really get to ‘less is more.'”
- “The “aha” moment was realizing I was doing my editing in the wrong order and should be doing the developmental/content first, then the line editing and then the proofing finally when all the dust has settled.”
- “Tex’s vibrant personality really sells the class, definitely never boring.”
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Arianne “Tex” Thompson is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker, and professional ruckus-raiser. She is the author of the Children of the Drought, an epic fantasy Western trilogy from Solaris, as well as an instructor for LitReactor and ‘chief instigator’ of WORD – Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas. Now she’s blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede. Find her online at thetexfiles.com and wordwriters.org!
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