Working on a killer novel? The Popular Fiction Novel Intensive will help you make significant progress on your manuscript, and increase your odds of publication while working within a small, committed community of peers. We will also advance our knowledge of genre fiction including mystery, thriller, suspense and more.
Whether you're writing a writ-large thriller or tempest-in-a-teapot domestic suspense, this workshop provides a forum for aspiring novelists to discuss their works in progress and receive reader reactions all while generating and revising additional pages. During the twice-monthly two-hour workshops, writers will share new work, raise questions about craft or process, and receive support from other novelists in the trenches. In-class feedback will largely take the form of questions surrounding the novel’s world and novelist’s vision in order to respect the ongoing drafting process. The instructor will also provide one written critique and a thirty-minute one-on-one consultation throughout the duration of the workshop.
Intensives are six-month classes designed to help intermediate and advanced writers make significant progress on a book-length project. Classes are application-only and limited to eight dedicated participants selected through an application process. If you are committed to your work and could use structure, encouragement, and accountability to finish a book draft, Literary Cleveland Intensives are for you.
Genre: Fiction with a particular emphasis on popular genres such as crime, mystery, suspense, and thriller.
Format: Craft lectures, discussions, and writing workshops.
Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.
Size: Limited to 8 participants (including scholarships).
Scholarships: Scholarship spots may be available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. If you are accepted for the class please let us know if you need a full or partial scholarship. Apply by December 1.
Cancellations & Refunds: There are no refunds for intensives.
To apply for the 2023 Novel Intensive you need to submit an overview of your project and a five-page sample of writing from your novel-in-progress (double-spaced, 12-point font).
Click the register now button to apply or follow this link to the application: https://forms.gle/dUAg1bUcy6dDdRpf7
Deadline for submissions is December 12. Writers selected for the class will be notified by the last week in December and will need to complete registration by early January. Interest-free payment options available.
D. M. Pulley's work as a structural engineer in Cleveland, Ohio inspired her debut novel, The Dead Key. Winning the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Grand Prize launched Pulley's career as a published author. Her other novels include The Buried Book (2016), The Unclaimed Victim (2017), and No One's Home (Sep. 2019). She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband and two children.