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This is an advanced class for writers who are well into their books. We will focus on inching closer to your final page, even if you have no idea what your ending will be. To make progress, you will decide on a personal writing goal each week—a number of words, a brainstorm, an epilogue, a whole chapter or possibly more. Forward motion is the goal. Nothing you write has to be brilliant-—it just has to get done. We will celebrate every inch of progress!


In this class, you can expect:

o A warm, supportive environment

o Personalized discussions about structure, stakes, character-building, dialogue, and more.

o Respectful, constructive feedback from your fellow writers and the instructor.

o Help with writers’ block, obstacles, fear, and frustration.

o The ending of your book!


This class is open for registration by permission of the instructor only. If you are new to this course, a short manuscript submission is required (5-8 pages). Please click this form.




Optional: Want an extra hour of one-on-one attention?
Cara will provide written feedback on either part of a manuscript OR to help advise with the submission process for a total of an extra hour of consultation time. Please choose this option in the drop-down menu when purchasing this workshop. This extra time will be scheduled directly with the instructor.

IN PERSON at 25 Sylvan Road South, Unit J, Westport, CT 06880


12 Fridays

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, off, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, off, Dec. 6, 13

1:00-3:00pm EDT


For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email



About the Instructor...

Cara Wall is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and Stanford University. While at Iowa, Cara taught fiction writing in the undergraduate creative writing department as well as at the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio in her capacity of founder and inaugural director. Her first novel, The Dearly Beloved, was a Read with Jenna book club selection, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 best debut novels, and a New York Times Editor’s Choice. For her writing about faith, marriage, and family from multiple points of view, Cara was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, earned a 2021 Wilbur Award, and was the 2021 The Ragdale Foundation Hannah Judy Gretz Fellow. She lives with her family in New York City and Redding, Connecticut.

Finish Your Book with Cara Wall – IN PERSON

SKU: B402fall24-fri
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