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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 design your next novel. Over the course of six weeks, beginning January 24, 2019, youth writers will play their way through a series of video lessons and our Inklings Lab: Design a Novel workbook, writing sample chapters along the way.
During the course, Naomi will provide four live webcasts to provide additional tips and tricks to help writers as they progress through the course. Students are encouraged to show up live if their schedules allow, or to view the recordings after the fact. Throughout the course, writers will have access to Naomi via email to ask questions and tackle problems as they arise.
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 Inklings Lab: Design a Novel, each writer will have a few introductory chapters and a solid plan for the rest of the drafting process.
Parts One and Two of Inklings Lab: Design a Novel will pre-release on January 3, 2019. Our first live webcast will be on the official start date of the course: Thursday, January 24 at 4 pm.
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 two years, or as long as the course is available here on our site, whichever is longer.
Should you have any questions about Inklings Lab: Design a Novel, feel free to reach out to Naomi Kinsman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.