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Novel Intensive ®
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Whatever stage you're at with your work-in-progress, the Official Novel Intensive is right for you. In this one-day seminar, we will cover all aspects of storytelling to make your story the best it can be. Novel Intensive covers the many necessary elements of your work in an accessible and instantly applicable way. From Concept and Genre to Story Structure and Story Beats, Dialogue and Scene Construction to Theme and Voice--and much more--Novel Intensive will give you the tools you need to write the best book possibleJoin best-selling author Janis Thomas and award-winning author Ara Grigorian for a single day that will change your writing for the better, forever. And if you're planning to do NaNoWriMo, you won't find a better prep than Novel Intensive!
Award-winning novelists and popular writing coaches Janis Thomas and Ara Grigorian.

What Writers Have to Say about Novel Intensive:

"Ara Grigorian and Janis Thomas's Novel Intensive helped me pare a sprawling plot down to a compact and marketable story. I learned more about story structure in one afternoon than four years of college." 
--August Norman, author of COME AND GET ME, available now from Crooked Lane Books

"Brilliant understanding of the tools needed to create an absorbing novel. Your attention to theme and its relation to the main character's journey helped me immensely."
--Mark Silverstein

"I would recommend for writers at all stages who are interested in reaching the next level!"
--Maddie Margarita

"An invaluable experience. The depth and breadth of information was amazing. Story structure and planning were presented in a unique and multi-dimensional way."
--Jessica Yoshimoto

"Informative and entertaining. Janis and Ara definitely know, and effectively teach, the art of storytelling. Very inspiring!"
--Brian M. Murphy

"I learned so much from you guys. I went home and started working on the second draft of my novel that I hadn't touched in almost a year. Thanks for the great information and the inspiration. I give the Novel Intensive a 10!"
--Charisse Tyson

"The seminar was excellent and Janis and Ara were amazing speakers. I learned so much and it really helps me get on track for writing my first novel. They had wonderful advice, not only on writing, but on publishing. Loved this seminar, would definitely take it again!"
--Leslie Koyama
The Comprehensive Course for Aspiring Novelists
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New Date!
The Official Novel Intensive 
Saturday, October 24, 2020
9:00 am - 7:00 pm 
(meet & greet starts at 8:30am) 
Aloft El Segundo/LAX
475 N. Pacific Coast Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245
*Don't miss our early bird pricing. Limited space available.*
Due to Covid19, our October 24th Intensive has been postponed to 2021. We are sorry for this unavoidable delay, and will miss you and your stories, but your health and safety is paramount. We look forward to working with you as soon as possible.