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Summer Novel Series: Epic Novel Openings and How They Work with Eskor David Johnson

$65.00 · August 1

This class will take an examined look at how successful novels first lay the foundation for those four epic elements in their opening moments, and thereby set the novel up for success over the long haul.

Start Date

August 1

Day(s) of the Week

Thursday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Novel Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Thursday evenings designed to tackle one element of novel writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.


Tentatively defined as a “long book or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time,” the epic novel can be recognized in the vast scope of time, place, language, and thematic concerns featured in its plot and prose. This class will take an examined look at how successful novels first lay the foundation for those four epic elements in their opening moments, and thereby set the novel up for success over the long haul. Participants will come away with a heightened understanding of how to generate and apply these concepts in their own work.

We’ll consider excerpts from One Hundred Years of Solitude, Midnight’s Children, and My Brilliant Friend. This is a generative class, and writers will have the opportunity to share their own openings should they desire.

 

About Eskor David Johnson

Eskor David Johnson is a writer from Trinidad & Tobago and the United States. He lives in New York City.