Novel in Progress

Moving from story development to drafting can be a daunting task, not unlike challenging a hydra. No matter how well plotted or researched, once you start writing, you’ll run into pitfalls. For every plot hole or character dilemma you fix, three more appear. And writing is not just about putting words on the page. There’s finding time to write, overcoming doubt, busting through blocks, and sustaining enthusiasm over many lonely weeks or months.
Novel in Progress is designed to keep you on track and help you overcome those pitfalls. This workshop will support both the writing and the writer with lessons in craft, goal setting, and with inspiration/commiseration/celebration/cheer leading/gentle cajoling as needed to help you stay on track. Everyone will read one novel over the course of the workshop as model text to discuss craft elements.
Workshop will include: weekly readings; deep-dive craft lessons and exercises to help focus your technique; workshopping pages; and brainstorming and problem-solving individual writing challenges.

While it is not necessary to take Novel Beginnings to take Novel in Progress, please contact us first to ensure the workshop is the right fit for you.


6 Tuesdays: Apr 18, 25; May 2, 16, 23, 30 (no class May 9)

6:00-9:00 pm

Wordcrafters Workshop, 438 Charnelton, Suite 102, Eugene

Cost: $247

Wordcrafters Registration


About the Instructor

Daryll Lynne EvansDaryll Lynne Evans began her writing career as a playwright with the Performing Arts Conservatory in Colorado, where she also taught theatre and play writing to youth. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, where she taught creative writing and worked with Sycamore Review. She has presented writing workshops as part of the Loose Leaf Writing Series in Lafayette, Indiana, and for the Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers in Eugene, and had been a presenter at Wordcrafters, Willamette Writers, and South Coast Writers conferences.