Teen Novel Incubator Camp

June 26-30, 2017

This week-long camp will guide you through the messy process of creating a novel. You’ll build a solid foundation for your novel, with exercises and readings to help you explore characters and place, understand story structure and plot, and refine point of view and voice. We’ll also explore tips and tools for your writing life.

  • Monday: Finding Your Character
  • Tuesday: The Heart of the Story
  • Wednesday: Structure, Narrative Arcs, and Charter Development; Plotting ACT I
  • Thursday: The Long Middle: Plotting ACT II
  • Friday: Knock-out Endings: Plotting ACT III

(If flashbacks to those 9th grade English papers that required formal outlines make your skin crawl, not to worry! The deep dive into story structure and plot will give you a flexible and inspiring method of plotting and outline that works whether you’re a plotter or a pantser.)

The workshop will include: weekly readings, in-class and out-of-class writing, and group workshop and discussion in a supportive and inspiring environment. Everyone will read the same novel over the course of the workshop to use for analysis and craft discussion.

The Teen Novel Incubator meets from 1:00-4:00 each day. Expect to do several hours of work on your novel outside of class as well.

NOVEL INCUBATOR CAMP DETAILS
  • Monday–Friday, June 26-30
  • 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Wordcrafters Workshop
  • 438 Charnelton, Ste 102
  • For High School students**
  • Snacks and writing journals will be provided
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Cost $195. Scholarships available*

Wordcrafters Registration

CAMP INSTRUCTOR

**We will consider the mature and dedicated Middle Schooler, grade 7 and up. Please inquire before registering at info at wordcraftersineugene.org.


 

 

Each Tuesday during the month of July, we’ll gather for craft lessons and writing support designed to keep you on track for completing your novel. You’ll bring printed pages of your work in progress for feedback, plus you’ll have opportunities to get help when your story gets stuck or takes an unexpected turn.

Weekly workshop will also include: deep-dive craft lessons and writing exercises to help focus your technique, plus weekly readings. The last meeting, we’ll celebrate with a reading and talk about where to take your writing next.

Teen Novel in Progress will participate in the July Camp NaNoWriMo online.

(Going to miss a weekly meeting in July due to vacay? We’ll arrange make-up meetings so you can stay on track.)

NOVEL IN PROGRESS CAMP DETAILS
  • 5 WEDNESDAYS
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2
  • 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Wordcrafters Workshop 438 Charnelton, Ste 102
  • For High School students**
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Cost $99. Scholarships available*

Wordcrafters Registration

CAMP INSTRUCTOR

 


*Scholarships: Two scholarships are available for each camp. To apply, please write a brief statement (300 words or less) describing why you want to take this class and your financial need for a scholarship. Please include the following information with your statement:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • School/Grade you’ll attend in Fall 2017 (homeschoolers welcome)

Please email your statement to info@wordcraftersineugene.org