Craft on Draft
WRITING YOUR NOVEL’S BIGGEST MOMENTS
Going big can be a challenge. Write too loud and your big moments become melodrama, not loud enough and they can lose their punch. Come hear how authors Rachel Barenbaum (A Bend in the Stars), Mark Guerin (You Can See More from up Here), and Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne (Holding on to Nothing) found the right volume for their novels’ biggest moments.
Want in on the action? Submit one page from your own big, loud moment (max 250 words). Include a brief explanation of the problem it solved navigating the middle of your novel. One lucky winner will have their entry read and discussed by the authors, receive a GrubStreet pint glass + drink, and have their piece and an interview published on the Dead Darlings blog. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 24.
Rachel Barenbaum is the author of A Bend in the Stars.
Mark Guerin is the author of You Can See More from up Here.
Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne is the author of Holding on to Nothing.