Intermediate Novel Writing: Wednesday Evening with Veera Hiranandani and Barbara Josselsohn

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 06:30 PM until Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 08:30 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructors: Veera Hiranandani and Barbara Josselsohn 
11 sessions, $660

Are you in the middle of a first draft? Second, third, or when-will-this-be-over draft? Have you already written scenes but need help stringing them into a story? This course will keep you from getting stuck during the writing process with weekly craft lessons on topics like point of view, dialogue, plotting, character arcs, and sustaining tension. Writing prompts will also help you get to that finish line without getting tripped up by writers’ block. You will receive feedback from students and instructors in a supportive workshop setting so that you can bring your writing to the next level. 

Veera Hiranandani is the author of The Night Diary (Dial), which was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition and is a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick, The Whole Story of Half a Girl (Yearling), which was named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asian Book Award Finalist, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green (Grosset & Dunlap). She earned her MFA in fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches creative writing and is working on her next novel. Learn more about Veera on her website at and follow her on Twitter @veerahira or Instagram @veerawrites. 
Barbara Solomon Josselsohn is the author of the novel THE LAST DREAMER (Lake Union Publishing).  Her articles and essays appear in publications including Parents Magazine, Consumers Digest, The New York Times, American Baby, Writer’s Digest, and Westchester Magazineand online at, and She currently teaches writing workshops and heads up the Scarsdale Library Writers Center, and is at work on her second novel. Visit her online at or

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