Design a Novel Weekend Workshop (10/16/21-10/17/21)


Kick off your novel in style! In this Zoom workshop facilitated by author, Naomi Kinsman, we’ll design a solid foundation for your draft.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 10/16/21-10/17/21
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 PT // 12:00 – 3:00 ET each day
Ages: 10-14

The Design a Novel Weekend Workshop is Now Closed for Registration

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Kick off your novel in style! In this Zoom workshop facilitated by author, Naomi Kinsman, we’ll design a solid foundation for your draft.

On Saturday, we’ll brainstorm options and test your concept, develop a cast of characters, and explore the world of your story. On Sunday, we’ll draft an opening scene or two, experiment with the narrative voice of your novel, consider the big-picture arc of your plot, and create a drafting plan to keep you on track.

Meeting virtually with the Young Inklings community means that you’ll connect with young writers from all around who are passionate and committed to their writing, just like you. Over the two days of this workshop, you’ll learn new tools and strategies to strengthen your writing craft skills, be inspired by ideas and writing by creative peers, and walk step-by-step through the process of developing a strong novel concept. You’ll walk away with at least one drafted scene, plus a complete plan to build from this solid foundation through the drafting process.

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a refund or other learning experience in exchange. Cancellations and refunds can be made through 10/1/21. Should you need to cancel after 10/1/21, we will apply your tuition to another learning experience.

Society of Young Inklings is a nonprofit organization. Part of our mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers’ voices and stories. To that end, we offer need-based scholarships for our programs, including this weekend workshop. To apply for a scholarship, visit this link. To donate in support of scholarships, visit this link.

Naomi Kinsman is the founder and executive director of Society of Young Inklings, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth creative writers. She is also the author of the From Sadie’s Sketchbook Series and Spilled Ink, the award-winning Inklings Writers’ Notebook, Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of writing and creativity with young writers. Naomi’s background in improvisational and story theatre as well as her arts education work in Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area has convinced her that creative play is a doorway through which learners can find inspiration and transformative learning experiences. Naomi loves to play in many ways, but some of her favorites are tap-dancing, sketching, experimenting in the kitchen, and tag with her Portuguese Water Dog, Turley. Naomi has a BA in Theatre Arts from Seattle Pacific University and has studied theatre with the Piven Theatre Workshop and ACT. She also has a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.