Architecture of the Novel
All novels are constructed with intricate mechanical parts that create the whole, but what are the parts beyond general character and plot? What are the smaller, unseen levers and gears that help build novels? In this workshop for novelists of all levels and genres, we’ll examine the interconnected architectural parts that yes, develop the basics like characters and plots, but also the smaller, unseen parts that build story structure, create narrative time, activate settings, and produce conflicts to fuel the overall story. We’ll study these architectural parts in published examples, increase your craft vocabulary, and discuss how they might apply to your own novel.
In this workshop, we will also generate new writing through exercises and assignments and provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.