The Novel

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  • “I learned to understand the essential components of a novel. And it may sound self-centered, but one of the highlights was that people thought my writing was funny. Seeing and hearing people react to what I wrote was truly motivating.”

    Isabelle, May 27, 2018

  • “I now better understand the various aspects of the novel (actually, of writing anything that is worthwhile). While writing is emotional and to some extent intuitive, there is ‘science’ behind it. This will help bring structure to the chaos of the creative/emotional process.

    The highlight was the writing itself. I find it amazing how I—or the instructor—can entice me into writing something I am pleased with.”

    Ellen, May 27, 2018

  • “The instructor explained very clearly everything to be considered when writing a novel, including what we should pay attention to and pitfalls to be avoided. It was definitely helpful, even though I write in my native language instead of English.

    The highlight of the class cam when the instructor set the students in motion: we completely sank into the work we were doing, couldn’t stop, and forgot our surroundings.”

    Michelle, May 27, 2018

  • “I learned a lot about what matters to your writing: context, dialogue, details, setting, conflict, etc. It was highlight after highlight 🙂 and wonderfully inspiring to be surrounded by other writers.”

    Inge, May 27, 2018

  • “I learned to think more about ways to connect with the reader, and I learned to relate what I like to read with what I write. The class brought me closer to finishing a novel in that I actually started 🙂 And when I get started, I might be unstoppable. The class also made me more confident and aware of my potential.

    I also liked seeing that I wasn’t the only one with certain kinds of worries. For example, it surprised me that other people were also a bit nervous about hearing their piece read. I realized I wasn’t alone :D”

    Vanessa, May 31, 2015

  • “What, exactly, did I learn during “The Novel”?

    I learned how to admire my own work. I used to hate everything I wrote; now I see it with different eyes. Alongside this, I learned writing techniques that I find very useful. Now I know more about how to analyze other people’s texts, how to be more objective, and how to better understand what makes me feel what I feel when reading.

    It was very useful to get a clearer picture of what kind of reader/writer I am.
    I felt understood and represented.”

    Maria, May 31, 2015

  • “Had a really enjoyable time on this 2-day workshop. The instructor goes out of her way to ensure everyone feels at ease – great informal and highly supportive atmosphere results in a thoroughly satisfying experience. Many thanks to all involved !”

    Andrew, September 2, 2014

  • “I learned how to work with loose and disconnected pieces towards a focused idea. I also realised that the part of the reason why I sometimes feel stuck is that I don’t have the perspective clear. It was a very safe and supportive environment that I enjoyed very much. I have learned so much this past year. I am looking forward to continuing learning and developing my writing in whatever form and shape that may be.”

    Solveig, September 2, 2014