How To Outline Your Novel
Beginning and Intermediate
August 19, 2023-1 Session (Saturday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Mickey Dubrow
Class Fee: $85.00 non-members
$76.50 BRMAA members
Are you a pantser or a plotter? A "pantser" is a writer who prefers to write without previous planning. They write by the seat of their pants and discover the story as they write. A "plotter" creates an outline beforehand to act as a road map for their novel. No matter which kind of writer you are, making an outline can help you pull up your pants and point the way forward. An outline makes it easier to keep track of chapters, change focus if necessary, and establish a theme. In this workshop, students will learn about four methods to outline a novel and will practice each one to discover which method suits them best. Those four methods are Mind Map, Step Outline, Skeleton, and Beat Sheet. Instructor will provide index cards, pens, note pads, and print outs. Come and discover what kind of novelist you are or want to be.
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Pre-payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Mickey Dubrow is the author of the novel American Judas, and the upcoming novels Sadie Dreams of Coney Island and Always Agnes. For more than thirty years, he wrote award winning television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, HGTV, and CNN. He teaches classes on humor writing and often address book clubs. His personal essays and short stories have appeared in Prime Number Magazine, The Good Men Project, The Signal Mountain Review, Full Grown People, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He is a contributor to the short story anthologies Works in Progress and Supernatural Streets.