Writing a novel in a month seems like an impossible journey! Learn how you can “Survive the Hike and Plan the Aftermath” from Amanda Wells at a NaNoWriMo workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 3, at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131. Free to St. Louis Writers Guild members; $5 for nonmembers
The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Amanda comes ready with a full rucksack of strategies and maneuvers for getting on, keeping up, and just writing the darn thing already.
She’ll then discuss post-writing critique and what you might do with that monster tome once complete. Bring any notes, questions, or trail wounds you’d like show for all your trekking into the woods of NaNoWriMo.
Amanda Wells is a writer, scholar, and community builder. She was awarded the first ever stARTup grant from the Arts & Education Council of St. Louis, and is joyously busy building FLOW, a community-based literary arts center, at Centene Center for the Arts. Wells is a member of the traveling poetry collective Liminal Women, who claim the vocation of "aiding and abetting women on the threshold." She has a Masters in English Composition from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and has featured on various stages around the country, including Kranzberg Center for the Arts, The Focal Point, The Stage at KDHX, Prohibition Hall, and even a rundown truck stop in Tennessee. Her work has been printed in The 2River View, Bellerive, UMSL’s Litmag, Flood Stage: An Anthology of Saint Louis Poets (which she also edited), and elsewhere. She plans to put more miles on her Nissan in pursuit of liberation and magic, however those may find her.
Learn more about the St. Louis Writers Guild at www.stlwritersguild.org.