Blueprint Your Book: Fine-Tuning the Fundamentals, with Susanne Dunlap

Welcome to the Blueprint Your Book series, the first of its kind at Writers in Progress! Over the next four months, writers will have the opportunity to create and stack the building blocks of their book in a way that provides structure while still allowing ample space to discover as they write. In this first workshop, writers will explore fundamental questions necessary to determine a book’s purpose, shape and scope.  We will also begin to outline and hone our stories’ initial structures. Together, we’ll brainstorm these crucial elements, draft our answers, and receive encouraging, thoughtful feedback on our efforts. Writers of all genres are welcome to register for all four half-day workshops in this Blueprint series, or for only specific workshops that meet their current needs.

Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Susanne Dunlap is the author of nine historical novels for adults and teens. Her young adult novel The Musician’s Daughter was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bankstreet Children’s Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the Missouri Gateway Readers Prize and the Utah Book AwardHer latest novel, Listen to the Wind and The Spirit of Fire are the first volumes of a medieval trilogy for adults, The Orphans of Tolosa. Listen to the Wind is a semi-finalist for the Chaucer Awards for Pre-1750 Historical Fiction and a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Susanne has a PhD in music history from Yale University.

Susanne Dunlap