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Hacking Your Novel with Bethany Ball via Zoom

January 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $124

The secret of novel writing is that every novel writer is at heart a hack. Each novel is invented and reinvented from the ground up. No novel is the same and there is no formula. Please join Bethany Ball for a class on all the novel writing hacks she’s gathered since she= took up the form in earnest eight years ago. Join her in novel writing discussions and writing exercises as well as discussions about the publishing process. Short story writers very much welcome.

This class will be taught online using Zoom. Login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions.

Please note: The Altman Person of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please sign up for no more than one scholarship slot per month. Thank you.

Bethany Ball’s debut novel What to Do About the Solomons with Grove Atlantic was published in 2017. Judy Blume called it “funny, sexy, and smart” and it was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. The novel was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Jewish Book Council’s debut novel prize, and the “The Bridge” Book Award. Ball has been published in The Common, American Literary Review, the Detroit MetroTimes and LitHub. Her second novel is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in 2021.


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Hacking Your Novel Bethany Ball
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January 24, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $124
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States