You’ve made it to Chapter 7, and suddenly you’re lost. The thrill you felt as you churned out those opening pages is gone. Your characters are annoying you, your plot is putting you to sleep, and the only place the story’s going is nowhere—fast. You’re tempted to throw in the towel. If this sounds all too familiar, then this event is for you!
In this two-part workshop hosted by Noah Weisz, we’ll explore the common reasons why writing projects lose steam in the middle, and we’ll experiment with a variety of techniques to breathe new life into a sagging story. Come prepared with your work-in-progress and the challenges you’re facing, and get ready to roll up your sleeves. By the time the workshop’s over, you might just find yourself with a path to the finish line—and the energy and motivation you need to get there!
Light refreshments will be provided by the Library.
Find out about part 2 in the series (Friday 20 January) here.
About Noah Weisz: Noah Weisz is a fiction writer and dedicated educator with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and over nine years’ experience helping students of all ages unleash the stories they have inside. Noah’s own writing for children and young adults has been widely published in literary magazines and has won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award, the Katherine Paterson Prize for middle-grade fiction, the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award, and the F(r)iction Short Story Contest. He is also a three-time finalist for the Bath Children’s Novel Award. Originally from Washington, DC and a recent arrival in Paris, he currently teaches creative writing workshops and courses at several venues including the International School of Paris and Collège Sévigné. You can find out more about him here.