ONLINE Novel Intent
Bring intention and focus into your novel from the very first draft. Using principles of psychology and the concept of character as plot, learn how to use all elements of craft to create a cohesive, compelling novel. This course is designed for the intermediate writer who wants to improve their process in novel writing to mitigate the structural flaws that come with a messy first draft. This class will be a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, exercises and critique.
This is an interactive workshop using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Ali Bryan is an award-winning novelist and creative nonfiction writer based in Calgary, Canada. Her first novel Roost (Freehand, 2013) won the Alberta Literary Awards Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia 2014. Her second novel, The Figgs, was released in May 2018 and was short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. She twice long-listed for the CBC Canada Writes Creative Non-Fiction prize for her essays “Asshole Homemaker” and “Mints After The Meal.” “Mints After The Meal” was also shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award in 2015. “Let’s Talk” was nominated for the same prize in 2016. She is a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards 2018 Emerging Artist recipient. Her short story The Big Man in Cargo Shorts was short-listed for the 2020 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Her debut YA novel, The Hill, will be released in the fall of 2020 from Dottir Press. www.alibryan.com