Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: August 5, 2013
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Extended Studies is offering two courses on
novel writing at the university's St. Tammany Center on Koop Drive in Mandeville.
Taught by award-winning author Robin Wells, the first five-week course, "How to Write a Novel," will cover the basics of fiction writing, including story structure, plotting, character development, dialogue, description and point of view. The class will be held Sept. 3 - Oct 1, on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m.
The second course, "Advanced Novel Writing," is a follow-up class for those who have previously completed the basic course and is designed to help writers implement the learned techniques. It will begin on Sept. 9, and will be held for five consecutive Mondays through Oct. 7, from 7-8:15 p.m. Each course costs $150.
A resident of Mandeville, Wells is the author of 16 novels that have been translated into 19 different languages. She has won two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Romance Writers' of America Golden Heart Award, the Holt Medallion and the Award of Excellence. The St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs also named Wells the Literary Artist of the Year for 2011.
For more information or to enroll, contact www.southeastern.edu/es, then click on Continuing U. Information is also available by calling Southeastern's St. Tammany Center at 985-893-6251.