WO231 Novel Writing: Back to the Basics (4 sessions)

  • 23 Oct 2019
  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • 23 Oct 2019, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (CEST)
  • 06 Nov 2019, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (CET)
  • 13 Nov 2019, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (CET)
  • 20 Nov 2019, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (CET)
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 2


  • WICE Members only

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This class explores the basic ingredients of the novel: character, plot, setting, point of view, theme. Over four weeks we will review the core techniques of novel-writing and examine excerpts from established writers to see what works and what doesn't. You will be encouraged to consider how these techniques apply to your own writing. Wherever you are in your writing, the course will help you achieve a new nevel in the long path from idea to print.

About the Instructor: Gretel Furner is one of our most popular instructors. She grew up in England and was educated at Oxford University. She obtained a PhD in the modern novel at the University of the Saarland, Germany. Gretel has been Associate Professor at George Washington University, and instructor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  She lives between London and Paris, and since 2003 has been an instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.

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  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to wice@wice-paris.org if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.