Staying Organized: When Creativity is Chaotic (16110)

Monday, October 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$45 (10% off for members)

Novels are full of moving parts—and the trick for the writer is to keep track of them all. In this session, we'll explore strategies for how to avoid getting discouraged when your creativity feels chaotic. Participants will be able to share techniques and learn from others. We’ll also discuss the usefulness of writing programs like Scrivener. By the end of the discussion participants will be equipped to create organizational systems that best serve their writing.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd ed., Writer’s Digest

John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and the author of three novels, Fast TrackBluff, and Troubled Water – all part of John’s Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series. Bullet in the Chamber, the fourth novel in the Lark Chadwick series, will be released in October. This story deals, in part, with the death of John’s 22-year-old son Stephen in 2011. During John’s nearly 45-year award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), he has been a White House correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He has taught journalism at The University of Maryland – College Park and novel writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.  In addition to leading writing workshops around the country and abroad, he edits book-length manuscripts. For more information, visit

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know about Creating & Selling Your Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582979588
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Writer's Digest Books - August 22nd, 2010