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Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have a great idea for one? Do you think about it all the time? Are you scared to start? This workshop will help you take your first steps onto the page!


In this class, you can expect:

  • A welcoming, low-pressure environment
  • Lessons about plot, scope, character building, world building, dialogue, and any other technical aspect you would like to explore.
  • In-class time for writing.
  • In-class time for your specific questions about your manuscripts.
  • Weekly outside-of-class writing goals--an outline, a paragraph, a character sketch, even just two sentences. (optional)
  • Feedback from me and your fellow students (if you would like it)
  • Celebration! Every very inch of progress deserves applause.




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.

Online via Zoom (link will be sent the week of the first class)


7 Tuesdays

Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, off, 22, 29

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.

Start Your Book with Cara Wall - ONLINE

SKU: B403f24-tues
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