Designed for both new and returning writers, A Novel Idea 101 will follow the once-a-month format from March to December 2018. Sessions are held on the second Saturday each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Landis House, 67 North Fourth Street in Newport.

2018: A Novel Idea 101 Session Schedule

March: Introduction and Developing a Premise with Cathy Jordan

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April: How to Set the Scene with Lori Myers

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May: Story Structure and Developing the Plot with Cathy Jordan

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June: How to Create Spellbinding Characters with Heather Heyford

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July: The Value of Secondary Plots with Geri Krotow

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August: How to Quit Telling and Start Showing with Maria Snyder

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September: Realistic, Snappy Dialogue in Fiction with Lori Myers

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October: Bringing Conflict into Your Story with Heather Heyford

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November: Point of View: Whose Story is it? with Maria Snyder

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