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Novel 2 Intermediate Novel Writing Workshop

Online Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Dec 4, Dec 11 (5 Sunday Afternoons)2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific$425

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Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 5 week Online intermediate novel writing class, successful novelist Gretchen McNeil (13 Novels, Get Even (Netflix)) will help you nudge your book to the finish line! This is a workshop-only class for experienced novelists. Gretchen will also give students custom homework exercises to address the specific difficulties that they’re having as well provide a technical understanding of how to solve these problems. Be part of an exclusive, tightly knit writing group where you’ll get feedback in a Salon-style MFA format.

Prerequisites: Novel class at Writing Pad or elsewhere and a high level outline of novel and/or a draft of a chapter.

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