Enrollment underway for novel writing courses in Mandeville

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

By: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Non-Credit Programs is offering two five-week 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 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 on Tuesday nights from Sept. 2 - 30 from 7-8:15 p.m.

The second course, "Advanced Novel Writing," is a follow-up class for those who have completed the basic course and is designed to help writers implement the learned techniques. It will begin on Sept. 3 and will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays from 7-8:15 p.m.

The cost for each course is $150.00.

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 named her the Literary Artist of the Year for 2011.

For more information or to enroll, contact www.southeastern.edu/noncredit. Information is also available by calling Non-Credit programs at 985-549-2301.


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