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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.

Novel Camps for Teens

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 each day.

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
**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 exercises to help focus your technique and weekly readings. The last meeting, we'll celebrate with a reading and talk about where to take your writing next. (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
 

*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
 
   
June 26th, 2017 1:00 PM   through   August 2nd, 2017 4:00 PM
Wordcrafters Workshop
438 Charnelton, Suite 102
Eugene, OR 97401
United States
Teen Novel Incubator
Teen Novel Incubator $ 195.00
Teen Novel in Progress $ 99.00
Donation
$15 Donation $ 15.00
$35 Donation $ 35.00
$50 Donation $ 50.00

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