Novel Writing Workshop Summer 2024

June 16 – August 4, 2024
Take this workshop to start your novel or continue towards a solid first draft. Learn structure, storytelling devices, engage in weekly prompts to build scenes, and workshop your writing in a supportive environment. For beginning and intermediate students.
We are innate storytellers, we just need to learn how to harness the stories we have within us onto the page.

Each week we’ll explore different aspects of storytelling. This is a hybrid workshop, half the work will be done online through modules and discussion groups, the group feedback workshopping will be done on Zoom every other Sunday at 9am Pacific Time on June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4.

I have found that having a variety of students who are just forming their idea for a novel put together with others who are on second or third drafts tend to make for a great learning environment. Open to beginning and intermediate students, this workshop is dedicated to creating pages and an intense dive into crafting the novel. My approach is we learn novel writing by novel writing. It’s simple, yet, it’s not easy. We’re all in the same club, we want to tell great stories with our first novel or our next novel, the common goal brings us together.

Previous students have acquired literary agents and made deals for publication.
Limited to 10 students, enrollment is open until full.

Registration is $395. To pay via credit card use this link.

To pay via venmo use: @Anthony-DuShane

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I’ve taken creative writing classes with Tony DuShane for many years. Since working with Tony, I’ve signed with a literary agent and my novel is currently on submission with publishing houses. I highly recommend his classes. He’s a wonderful teacher and writer.

-Alex Thayer, Simon & Schuster author

Tony is a welcoming and supportive instructor whose San Francisco beatnik vibe and solid credentials make for a workshop experience where you are encouraged to run your fastest and jump your highest. I was more productive during his workshop than I’ve been in years, and recommend it to people who want to move ahead with their writing.

— Jon Krampner, author of Ernest Lehman: The Sweet Smell of Success, University Press of Kentucky.