Intermediate Novel Writing with Veera Hiranandani and Barbara Josselsohn

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM until Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8:30 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Instructor: Veera Hiranandani and Barbara Josselsohn
    2 hour sessions on Wednesdays
    Ten VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    October 7 to April 7
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

    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 (Kokila), a Newbery Honor book, 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 three novels: THE BLUEBELL GIRLS (Bookouture), THE LILAC HOUSE (Bookouture), and THE LAST DREAMER (Lake Union Publishing). Her articles and essays appear in publications including New York Magazine, Parents Magazine, The New York Times, Writer’s Digest, and Westchester Magazine. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Connecticut and studied at the Writing Center before becoming an instructor there. She teaches creative writing and is currently at work on her fourth novel, which is scheduled for release by Bookouture in July 2021.  Visit her online at and follow her at or Instagram @Barbara_Josselsohn_Author.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.