Fiction 2: Novel In Progress

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Fiction 2: Novel In Progress

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So you've finally started that novel—congratulations! Now what? How do you keep the momentum going? During this six-week course we will focus on writing and sharing new pages, as well as engaging in productive critiques during each class. We will discuss writing techniques to help you develop characters, scenes, thematic imagery, and an overall structure of your project. I will also provide you with writing exercises and craft readings that will give you the tools needed to complete a draft. No matter the genre or level of experience, this will be a generative course designed to keep you excited and engaged with your novel-in-progress.

  • Instructor: Lydia Peelle

  • Length of workshop: 6 weeks

  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 - May 7

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204


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Lydia Peelle is the Whiting Award-winning author of the novel The Midnight Cool and the story collection Reasons For and Advantages of Breathing, which was a New York Times Book Review  Critics' Choice book and received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She earned her MFA from the University of Virginia and has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Ucross, Yaddo, and Ragdale. Peelle is a recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an O. Henry Prize, the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honor, and the Anahid Award for Armenian-American writers. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. The Midnight Cool is her first novel.