IN PERSON Book Bones
Tuesdays | 8 weeks | Begins January 23, 2024 | 7-9pm
Instructor: Susan Forest
MEMBER PRICE: $300.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $400.00
Structure is key to writing a novel. Whether the three-act structure, five-act structure, Hero's Journey, Virgin's promise, Transtheortical Model, Stages of Grief, or Anatomy of Story appeal to you, come prepared to examine the differences among novel skeletons and see which can inform your manuscript. Come with a few scenes and an outline, or a finished novel to reverse-engineer, and use this course to come away with an initial scene-by-scene outline to use as a basis for writing.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Susan Forest is the author of dual Aurora Award-winners Bursts of Fire (2019) and Flights of Marigold (2020) as well as over 25 internationally-published short stories (Analog, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies). She edits an award-winning anthology series for Laksa Media Groups, was Editor Guest of Honour at Keycon in 2022, and co-edited Life Beyond Us (2023). Gathering of Ghosts, the third novel of her Addicted to Heaven series (2023) confronts issues of addictions in an epic fantasy world of intrigue and betrayal.