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Novel 101

Online Oct 6 (1 Sunday Morning)10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific$95Limited Spots

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Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format.

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 1 day Online lecture format Intro Novel Intensive, successful novelist Gretchen McNeil will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict.

If you’re a self starter who’s looking for all the tools to hit the ground running or if you’re a newbie who wants to get an overview of what novel writing is all about, this is the class for you. Topics include: character, description, and dialogue.

This class will be limited to 25 students.

Gretchen McNeil

13 novels sold, Get Even (Netflix), 2 movie adaptations

Gretchen McNeil has sold 13 novels including DIG TWO GRAVES (April 2022), THREE DROPS OF BLOOD (2023), both for Disney-Hyperion. She’s also the author of the novel series #MURDERTRENDING (2018), #MURDERFUNDING (2019), #NOESCAPE (2020) all for Disney/Freeform. Gretchen’s novels GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series Get Even for BBC and Netflix. Season 1 of Get Even premiered in 2020 and season 2 will stream on Netflix in fall 2022. Ten: Murder Island, the film adaptation of Gretchen’s novel TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning) premiered on Lifetime in 2017. #MURDERTRENDING was selected for the Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2018 list, the International Literacy Association’s 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading list, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list, and it was voted the #1 choice on YALSA’s 2019 Teens’ Top Ten list. #MURDERFUNDING was also a YALSA 2020 Teen’s Top pick and #NOESCAPE was a YALSA 2021 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. Gretchen is also the author of POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth), and I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins. She has a BA from UCLA and a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland College Park. MORE