April 21st— "Plan Your Novel Like a Pro" with Beth Barany
In this interactive lecture, we’ll help you brainstorm the steps to create your novel—from character development to plot structure to story themes and world building—so you can start writing your novel with clarity and confidence.
We’ll do bite-sized exercises step-by-step to help you stretch your imagination and get excited about the writing process.
If you have never written a novel, still feel lost on how to go from brilliant idea to The End, or always hit that sagging middle and lose focus, this event will help you dream up exciting ways to torture—er, challenge—your characters all the way to the resolution of the story.
About Beth Barany
An award-winning novelist, Master NLP Practitioner, and certified creativity coach for writers, Beth Barany specializes in helping genre fiction writers experience clarity so they can write, revise, and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. Her courses are packed with useful hands-on information that you can implement right away. She runs Barany School of Fiction, an online school for fiction writers, which includes a 12-month group coaching program to help you get published. Beth is also the editor of the Writer’s Fun Zone blog, for and by creative writers, where you can download her free reports on book marketing and novel writing. She’s also the author of books for writers, including The Writer’s Adventure Guide, Overcome Writer’s Block, Twitter for Authors, and Plan Your Novel Like A Pro: And Have Fun Doing It! Ready to embark on the next step in your writer’s adventure? Sign up for her free 5-day Writer’s Discovery Mini-course here: http://bethb.net/discover.
But Wait, There’s More!
Get Marketing Support, Get Your Craft Questions Answered, and Network with Other Writers…
Be sure to arrive early on the day of our meeting, to participate in the Craft and Marketing support groups. These are interactive conversations where you can talk to other writers to resolve the issues in your writing and your writers career. Make the commitment to be join us every third Sunday; your writing career is important and you deserve this. Non-members and guests can audit any of our critique & support groups before joining.
Enjoy the buzz of our networking time from 2-2:30 p.m. Have some coffee and make some great connections!
12:00–1:00 – Craft Support Group
1:00–2:00 – Marketing Success Group
2:00–2:30 – Writer Networking
2:30–3:00 – Welcome, Raffle & Club Announcements
3:00–3:15 – CWC Featured member
3:15–4:00 – Keynote Beth Barany
Meetings are $5 for members, $10 for non-members*
- Coffee is provided, bring cookies and treats to share!
- Admission includes 1 free raffle ticket; bring a few bucks to purchase additional tickets at $1 each or 6 for $5. Support the club and win a book written by our club authors!
*Empty pockets? Ask about our sponsored guest program at the door. We are committed to supporting writers.
Our meetings are right off 980 in downtown Oakland, at beautiful Preservation Park. Just off 12th Street, naturally you can get there from the 12th St. BART station. Those with limited ability can use the parking lot off of MLK Way; otherwise there should be plenty of FREE parking within the park and on surrounding streets.
- Preservation_Park_Map (good for printing)
- This map has an arrow to our building
- Here’s another cute map
- Google Map
SAVE THE DATES!
Our Forthcoming Events:
- April 3 Setting that Works! A workshop with John Byrne Barry
- May 19 The Working Writer: Day Jobs as Writing Inspiration Panel Discussion with Paul Corman-Roberts, Peggy Dougherty, and Thaddeus Howze
- June 16 Member Showcase at a bookstore near you!