Fiction Writing: Begin Your Novel


Writing book-length works can feel, at once, exhilarating and challenging. In Novel Writing camp, students will lay the foundations for a longform project by creating character profiles, plot maps, narrative arc diagrams, and engaging in other activities that help break that major writing project into achievable goals. Writers will walk away with a plan for pursuing novel-length works, as well as original writing to build out into a longer story. Young writers who are interested in learning more about the publication process, for short or long-form writings, are encouraged to also explore our Writing for Publication camp.

Learn more below.


Curriculum Summary:

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Fiction Writing: Begin Your Novel Novel Writing Camp: Virtual Summer Camp for Teens (ages 13-19)

Schedule: July 31st – August 4th 2023, 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET

During workshop sessions, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.

Between workshop sessions, you may be asked to work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert reviews, at your own pace, for approximately 1-2 hours, depending on your facilitator’s workshop plan. You will also receive individualized feedback that will strengthen your writing.

*Please note that we require all participants to appear on either video or audio during online group meetings (video is preferred, but not required).

A Zoom link to join us for our live, virtual online writing camp will be provided via email prior to the start date. Stay tuned!

Workshop Facilitators:

Chris Feeney

Chris Feeney is a graduate of Middlebury College, holding a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. At Middlebury, he studied in a variety of workshops, ranging from poetry to playwriting to fiction, and spent a semester assisting high school students with writing their first full-length play as part of Vermont’s Young Writers’ Project. In addition to writing his own fiction, which has been shortlisted in CRAFT Literary magazine, Chris reads submissions for the New England Review. Previously a writer on Write the World, Chris now works as an Expert Advisor and Workshop Mentor where he seeks to bring out the best in a young person’s writing and to cultivate an enduring love for the craft. As an emerging writer, Chris understands how daunting it can be to put new words on a new page, and he loves to make this process enjoyable, enlightening, and a little bit easier.

Anna O'Connor is currently a student at University College Cork studying for a BA in English. She earned a Quercus scholarship to the university for her work as a writer and activist. Anna is extremely passionate about children’s and young adult literature and published her first children’s picture book in 2020.

About Write the World's Virtual Summer Writing Camps:

Jump into new genres of writing and connect with campers across the globe in Write the World’s Virtual Writing Camps.

Spend your summer immersed in a virtual community of teen writers from over 100 countries as you experiment with the written word, try your hand at new styles of writing, and work with notable professionals to create pieces you’re proud of… all without leaving your home!

Whether you choose to spend your free time filling journals with poetry and prose or are new to putting your thoughts on paper, we welcome you to join our week-long writing camps across genres in June, July, and August, 2023.

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