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Come novelists, graphic novelists and poets alike!
In this game-packed course from Society of Young Inklings, you’ll work with author, Naomi Kinsman, to create a blueprint for your next novel. Over the course of six weeks, youth writers will play their way through a series of video lessons and our Blueprints for a Novel workbook, writing sample chapters along the way.
During weekly online office hours, Naomi will be available via live video to answer questions and help writers problem-solve. Throughout the course, writers will have access to Naomi via email to ask questions, many of which will be tackled in depth during weekly office hours.
After brainstorming and testing a variety of story concepts, each writer will choose one to develop. Next, we'll create a cast of characters, a detailed setting, and a flexible plot. At the end of Blueprints for a Novel, each writer will have a few introductory chapters and a solid plan for the rest of the drafting process.
Are you planning on drafting a novel this November with NaNoWriMo? Blueprints for a Novel will set you up for success. Work through a solid plan, and then make it happen with NaNoWriMo's energizing month-long challenge.
Step One of Blueprints for a Novel is Sketching Ideas. The Sketching Ideas video lessons will release September 19, 2018. Weekly office hours will begin that week, on Thursday, September 20 at 3:30 PST.
Each week, another section of videos will be released, so Naomi and the writers can work through the material together. However, don't worry about running out of time! You will have access to the course for at least three years, or as long as the course is available here on our site, whichever is longer.
Should you have any questions about Blueprints for a Novel, feel free to reach out to Naomi Kinsman at email@example.com.
Author of the From Sadie’s Sketchbook Series and Spilled Ink, the award-winning Inklings Writers’ Notebook, Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of writing and creativity with young writers. Naomi’s background in improvisational and story theatre as well as her arts education work in Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area has convinced her that creative play is a doorway through which learners can find inspiration and transformative learning experiences.
Naomi loves to play in many ways, but some of her favorites are tap-dancing, sketching, experimenting in the kitchen and tag with her Portuguese Water Dog, Turley. Naomi has a BA in Theatre Arts from Seattle Pacific University and has studied theatre with the Piven Theatre Workshop and ACT. She also has a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.