Beginning Your Novel Workshop
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 12-15, 2018
Led by Carol Plum-Ucci
This workshop will help you begin the novel you’ve always wanted to write. Come with ideas and notes and develop a plan for writing a must-read book. Learn how to structure your plot, develop your characters, explore different points of view and improve your dialogue-writing skills. Discussions, writing prompts and supportive feedback will get your big project off to an energized start.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
“Not only was Carol extremely insightful into the needs of my manuscript, but she was an excellent facilitator as group members critiqued each other’s work and would respectfully get us back on track. She was personable, realistic and able to read the room. I left the workshop with clear direction and specific goals.”
~ Amy, Downers Grove, IL
Update: Joyce McDonald was originally scheduled to lead this workshop but has had to withdraw due to a family emergency. We are pleased to announce that our long-time workshop leader, Carol Plum-Ucci, will lead the workshop instead.
Carol Plum-Ucci has numerous awards from the American Library Association for her novels, including the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award for The Body of Christopher Creed. What Happened to Lani Garver was Amazon Editor’s #1 Choice in Young Adult Literature, and both Creed and The Night My Sister Went Missing were Edgar Allan Poe finalists. Streams of Babel and Fire Will Fall were named Junior Library Guild Premiere Selections, and Creed was twice optioned by DreamWorks. She is a former Book One New Jersey author. Carol taught college for 10 years and now serves writers only in small groups. “I take on serious writers who are aiming for the commercial market. My classes are not easy to get into; nonetheless we are always looking for that great, raw talent,” she says. Her website is carolplumucci.com.