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Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts with Matt Bell (book included), April 25th, 2022
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Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts with Matt Bell (book included), April 25th, 2022


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Monday, April 25th, 2022

Live Seminar Via Zoom @ 6PM EST

NOTE: A copy of Matt Bell's Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts (Soho Press, 2022) is included in the price of this seminar and will be mailed to you from Interabang Books. Matt's book will be published on March 8th, 2022 and will be mailed to you in April.

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I can't imagine anyone setting pen to paper, or fingertips to keyboard, who won't want to keep this book permanently close at hand." —Benjamin Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer's English

Led by novelist Matt Bell, the author most recently of the novels Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book of 2021), Scrapper (a Michigan Notable Book), and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award). 

In this interactive lecture, which includes a copy of Refuse to Be Done, Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for submission and publication.

Drawing from the strategies detailed in his craft book Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts, Bell will offer an abundance of strategies to help motivate you and shake up your drafting and your revisions, all focused on practical steps you can take to strengthen both your practice and your novel.

Come curious and bring your questions! Following Matt's lecture, a Q&A will be moderated by Jenny Bhatt.

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class will meet via Zoom on April 25th, 2022 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM EST. A copy of Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts will be mailed to you from Interabang Books in April. All proceeds from this seminar will go to our community scholarship fund.

Matt Bell is the author most recently of the novels Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book of 2021), Scrapper (a Michigan Notable Book), and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award). His stories have appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Esquire, Tin House, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, Gulf Coast, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.

Jenny Bhatt is the author of the acclaimed story collection Each of Us Killers, named a best book of 2020 by The Millions, Lit Hub, & Electric Literature. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, NPR, Washington Post, BBC, Literary Hub, Longreads, The Millions,The National Book Review, and more. Jenny's debut literary translation, Ratno Dholi: The Best Stories of Dhumketu, was published by HarperCollins India in October 2020. Jenny teaches Advanced Fiction at Writing Workshops and is also the host of the Desi Books podcast.

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