This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview to the novel writing, revision, and publication process. Participants will workshop the opening pages of their novels; discuss key overarching elements including plot, structure, pacing, tension, characterization, and more; and receive tips and advice relating to revision, the agent hunt, and the publication process. Participants should be prepared to submit the opening 10 pages of their novels during the workshop; they will also have the option to submit a synopsis and query letter for discussion. Laura Maylene Walter is a writer and editor in Cleveland. Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, The Sun, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She was a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Writers’ Workshop Scholar, the recipient of the Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, and a past Fiction Editor of Mid-American Review. Her debut story collection, Living Arrangements (BkMk Press), won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize, a national gold IPPY, and a Foreword Book of the Year Award. Laura holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, is a contributing editor for Cherry Tree, Editor-In-Chief for Gordon Square Review, teaches workshops for Literary Cleveland, blogs for the Kenyon Review, and works for Cleveland Public Library.