PWL051 Novel Writing Masterclass

  • 05 Jul 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • 10 Jul 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Remote online
  • 9


  • Available until June 30

Registration is closed

Novel Writing Masterclass - Nicola Keegan

This is an intensive boot camp for the writerly brain. It is intended for writers who have begun a novel, are stuck in the middle or are at the end of a first draft and almost out of gas. We’ll meet you where you are to discuss various strategies. We’ll explore the fundamentals of fiction writing. How to create multidimensional characters who come to life on the page, how to build a vibrant, detail-rich world, and how to concoct a tight and coherent plot that grips, moves and surprises a reader. Along the way we’ll discuss how to do this with style - in other words with a voice. The top priority remains your needs, your goals, your questions. Writers can expect to walk away ready to work with all cylinders firing.

Additional literary agent consultations will be available for 75 Euros during the week, booking details can be found here (PWL059 Agent Consultation).

Early-bird prices for the Paris Writers Workshop Extended Until End of June!

PWW 2020 IS GOING ONLINE - registrants benefit from a 15% reduction in price

Times to Be Announced (Scheduling Will Accommodate Different Time Zones).

Special Instructions: Please send a 12 point font, double-spaced, 15 pages of your own work for peer and instructor feedback between 01 June and 30 June 2020, with a paragraph about your reasons for taking the course and what you expect from it, to:, with a copy to Dimitri Keramitas (Director of the Paris Writers Workshop and WICE Creative Writing Program) at The material will be forwarded to the instructor.

About the Author: Nicola Keegan is the author of the acclaimed novel Swimming, published by Knopf in 2009 and translated into twelve languages. It was a New York Time’s Editor’s Pick, selected for NPR’s Book’s We Love, one of Washington Post’s Best Books of 2009, and Number three in Time magazine’s Top Ten Fiction of 2009. She has just completed her second novel. She was born in Galway, Ireland and grew up in the United States, where she studied at the University of Iowa. She later moved to France, where she studied at the Sorbonne. She now divides her time between France and Ireland.

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