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Writing Master Class: Grant Faulkner and Jan Ellison

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

This is your year to write your novel!

One of the biggest obstacles any writer faces is finishing the first draft of a book. As Joyce Carol Oates said, "Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor." Take this class to learn how to make writing a priority in your life, write boldly on the page, and develop the self-confidence necessary to put your work into the world. Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, will join Jan Ellison, author of A Small Indiscretion, in a conversation about what it takes to write a novel from the first word to "the end."

Here are some takeaways:

1. Overcome self-doubt and believe in yourself as a writer.
2. Learn tips to overcome writer's block and write bravely on the page. 
2. Develop a creative mindset to nourish your writing year-round.
3. Build a plan to finish your book.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Books will be available for pick up, and for sale, at the event.

Later Event: February 2
Judd Winick