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with Rahla Xenopoulos


Embarking on the exciting and, at times daunting business of writing a novel. We will work on:

  • Banishing the pesky inner critic,

  • Developing characters,

  • Establishing themes and structure.

  • Excavating and exploring your story.

  • Deciding on a narrator. Discovering and deciding who tells the story.


Also, having FUN as you embark on the exciting if at times daunting business of writing a new book. Overall, this class is designed for people who yearn for a place of kindness.


Optional: Want an extra hour of one-on-one attention?
Rahla will provide written feedback on either part of a manuscript OR a query letter 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.



Online via ZOOM

(link will be sent the week of 1st class)

7 Fridays

January 26, February 2, 9, 16, off, March 1, 8, 15

10am to 12noon EST


About the Instructor...

Rahla Xenopoulos is the author of A Memoir of Love and Madness (Random House) and the novels Bubbles, (Penguin) Tribe (Penguin) and The Season of Glass (Penguin). She has published short stories in the anthologies, Women Flashing, Twist and Just Keep Breathing. She has written for The Sunday Times, Glamour Magazine, and Oprah Magazine. Her latest book, The Season of Glass was a finalist for the Sunday Times Literary Award. She gives writing workshops to underprovided children and is on the boards of SA-Yes. And Short Story Day Africa, and teaches writing in South Africa, as well as in Greece, New York, and the U.K., and has worked with both experienced writers and novices from all over the world. Rahla lives in New York with her husband and teenage triplets.

Introduction to Novel Writing with Rahla Xenopoulos – ONLINE

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