2012 Workshops and Faculty

Novel-in-Progress (Weeklong AM- Intermediate/Advanced) – Laura Brodie

So you've started a novel, maybe even finished a complete draft, and you want to get some valuable feedback on how to make your opening chapters as strong as possible. This workshop will help participants craft dynamic and thoughtful openings that capture their personal visions for a story. Looking at initial pages and novel synopses, we'll talk about everything from characterization and setting, to syntax and dialogue tags, while also discussing how to write a good query letter and find the best agent, once your full manuscript is ready.

Laura Brodie
Laura Brodie - photo credit Fran Fevrier, Images Out of the Ordinary

Laura Brodie is the author of three books—nonfiction, fiction and memoir—and her second novel is forthcoming from Berkley Books in July 2012. Her first novel, The Widow's Season, won the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner Society's 2005 award for Best Novel-in-Progress. Published in five languages, it was a bestseller in Germany, where it has been adapted into a screenplay for a feature film. She teaches at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.