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This Summer, You Write Your Novel – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Naomi Jackson This Summer, You Write Your Novel July 3 to July 8, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Fiction OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Stephen King suggests that a book should be written in a season. Walter Mosley’s book, This Year You Write Your Novel offers advice on how to do as the title instructs. In this class, you will make significant progress on your goal of finishing a draft of your novel by the end of the summer. Participants will cheer each other on as they break through obstacles to their projects’ completion. Each student will submit and receive feedback on a new excerpt of their novel. Appropriate for beginning as well as advanced writers, this weeklong course will be of particular interest to writers who want to work on developing characters, generating plot ideas, and structuring their novels.


NAOMI JACKSON is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press, 2015). She studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Jackson traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. A graduate of Williams College, she has taught at the University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and Oberlin College.