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Refuse to Be Done

Taught by Matt Bell

  • Starts Jan 29, 2023
  • 95 US dollars
  • Online

Available spots


Class Description

In this interactive workshop, novelist Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for submission and publication. Drawing from the strategies detailed in his craft book Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts, Bell will offer an abundance of strategies to help motivate you and shake up your drafting and your revisions, all focused on practical steps you can take to strengthen both your practice and your novel. Come curious and bring your questions! The workshop will conclude with a revision exercise and discussion, so please bring around ten pages of your prose-in-progress, from a novel, a short story, or a nonfiction project. Instructor Bio: Matt Bell is the author most recently of the novel Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book) and the craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision. He is also the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur's Gate II, and several other titles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Tin House, Fairy Tale Review, American Short Fiction, Orion, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he teaches creative writing at Arizona State University. The price of the course includes a copy of Matt's book, 'Refuse to Be Done,' which will be shipped to you. The session will be recorded for those who have to miss attending in person.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Because class size is limited, refunds are not given unless we can fill your spot.


Contact Details

info@litcampwriters.org