Experience the magical moment of finishing your manuscript. Uncover and explore the foundational idea of your story. Discuss successful outlining methods of both plan ahead and plan as you go writing styles. Determine the main theme, plot-line or character that will drive your novel. Understand the common traps that hinder writers and how to avoid being caught in them. Gain expert tips to boost your motivation and endurance as well as the many things you can do to shake things up if you get stuck. Learn what it means to enlist the help of critique groups vs. beta readers and how to protect your voice during the midst of the editing process. This class focuses on the act of writing, not craft development.