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Novel Writing Bootcamp

  • 27 Jul 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • LA Public Library Harbor Gateway Branch - 24000 S Western Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710


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Want to know how to write a novel? Well, here’s your chance. CBW-LA Founder and President Nutschell Anne Windsor will lead you through a 3 Hour Workshop which will teach you the basics of novel writing.

You’ll learn about genre, word count and the various Elements of Fiction (theme, dialogue, etc). Most importantly, you’ll learn how to develop great characters, create exciting settings and plot your novel.

This Novel Writing Bootcamp will be particularly helpful if:

  • 1.       You have an idea for a book but you have no idea how to even begin writing it.
  • 2.       You are in the middle of writing your first draft and you’re not sure how your story should end or if your story arc is working.
  • 3.       You are about to rewrite/revise your manuscript and you’re having trouble figuring out how to fix certain plot lines.

There will be tons of handouts, worksheets, recommended books and helpful links to help you out!


NUTSCHELL ANNE WINDSOR (pronounced Noo-SHELL, in case you were wondering) Anne Windsor is a middle grade/young adult fantasy writer. She is the President of CBW-LA, the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (, which she founded in 2010 with the hope of sharing knowledge with fellow children’s book writers in the area. Through her work with CBW-LA Publications, Nutschell has co-created, co-produced, and co-written Story Sprouts and Story Sprouts: Voice, Writing Day Resource and Anthologies which features more than 60 works of original poetry and prose, along with writing prompts, tips, techniques and handouts -rich reference tools for writers and teachers alike. Nutschell also co-created and co-produced Kayla Wayman, Junior Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream, a Story Sprouts Collaborative novel with one character, one story and one voice written by 24 different authors. To achieve this amazing feat, Nutschell pieced together all 24 stories by writing 8 key scenes. She also contributed the three illustrations found within the novel.

Aside from her work with CBW-LA, Nutschell is also the Co-Regional Adviser of the L.A. Region of SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), where she help organize and produce various writing events and conferences for the Los Angeles Region.

But Nutschell’s love for all things writing doesn’t end there. Currently, she is the Program Manager for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Nutschell’s experiences have turned her into a detail-oriented, organized planner, and she uses these skills to teach and facilitate workshops and critique sessions for CBW-LA. She is also an active member of the blogging community. She shares writing tips, techniques and reports on various writing events at and on Twitter @nutschell.

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