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Kittery Adult Education

Literature & Writing

NaNoWriMo Prep - Journey to your first 50,000 words


with Kate Johnston

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ever wanted to write a novel? Ever tried NaNoWriMo? This is a workshop for all creative writers who want to write a novel and are interested in participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which takes place worldwide Nov. 1 – Nov. 30. NaNoWriMo’s challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days—which is possible, but hey, those rapid-fire 50,000 words can often lead you on paths you never find your way back from—in other words, a novel you never finish. Then that hard work ends up in a drawer, or in the trash. Don’t be that writer! NaNoWriMo Prep will take the guesswork out of crafting your story and give you tools to help you finish your novel! We’ll hone our ideas into concepts by challenging our writer selves with informed questions so that we can avoid the pitfalls of loss of interest, writer’s block, boring drafts, and Nowheresville groundwork. All you need for this class is a story idea and a determination to write your butt off for 30 days in November. All writing levels and experiences welcome.

Monday, Sept. 25 - Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m., 4 sessions * no class 10/9

Course Fee: $45

Course will run

Write to Finish


with Lee Heffner

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Please note this class has an additional material fee. Write to Finish is crafted for novelists and memoirists to overcome blocks and hurdles on the road to completion. We will work to enhance detail, character, and place for a solid draft and a project plan to get to the finish line. The class includes, but is not limited to, the review process, editing, revision, readers and submission. Get the tools to bring your book to fruition.

Monday, Nov. 6- 27, 6-8 p.m., 4 sessions

Course Fee: $45

Material Fee: $10, for text, payable to instructor at first class

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