WRITING A NOVEL, MEMOIR, or AUTOFICTION WITH A WRITING COACH: One-on-One Instruction
Body: This class is ongoing. When are you ready to start?
START DATE: Ongoing. We choose the same day each month to meet, with options for weekly or twice-a-month meetings.
DURATION: 4 meetings with the chance to renew for additional sessions.
LOCATION: Email, Google Drive, Zoom.
FEEDBACK: Instructor feedback and critique on a shared Google document and via Zoom (optional).
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Are you working on a novel, memoir, or autofiction and need a writing coach to keep you accountable and provide feedback? Do you have an idea for a novel, memoir, or autofiction, but you're unsure how to plan or get started? Join me in an online workshop environment, where you can collaborate with me to complete a first or second draft of your work. Writers from almost any genre are welcome. (Please note: I am not an expert in children's writing. If you are working on a children's novel, I recommend finding an editor with expertise in children's books.) Depending on your needs, I can also assist with writing a synopsis and a query letter.
Option One: This is for writers who have a fairly complete draft of a novel or have done extensive planning and will have pages for me to critique each meeting. We choose a date to meet each month on Zoom, and the pages must be submitted three days before our meeting. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use Zoom, we choose a date each month for you to hand in your work on a shared Google document.
You will receive a FULL edit (content and line editing) for up to 4000 words or 15 double-spaced, 12 pt font, pages each meeting. With this track, you can get up to 16,000 words critiqued.
Option Two: This is for writers who are starting out writing a novel and need help with planning, structure, how to begin, writer's block, etc. It is perfect for someone with an idea for a book, short story, or essay collection but does not know where or how to start. I will guide you by initiating the main story elements and providing writing exercises as needed. Depending on your comfort level and pace with planning, you may also receive one or two light critiques through this track. This track also includes the Zoom option. You will receive four edits on your exercises, outlines, and light drafts.
Cost: $400 for both tracks for 4 meetings, including an edit of up to 4,000 words per meeting and 4 Zoom meetings of one hour. If you do not want the Zoom option (shared Google document only), the price is $280.
This course is open to writers living anywhere, and the price excludes any international transaction fees if you choose this payment option.
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Gila Green is a seven times award-nominated, internationally published writer. She has traditionally published six novels in three countries (USA, Canada, Australia). She has published dozens of short stories and short works in literary magazines and anthologies, participated in the 2020 Vancouver Jewish Book Festival as an author, and the New York Jewish Book Council Author Talk. She has edited more than a dozen books to publication.
Gila interviews an author monthly on her site: www.gilagreenwrites. Here is a sample list of published books Gila has edited: https://reedsy.com/gila-green. Gila has experience in both adult and young adult novel publishing and works regularly with magazine writers.
Gila has been teaching creative writing online since 2009. She lives in Israel, but is originally from Canada. She spent one year living in South Africa, has both an Ashkenazi and Yemenite background, and has been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 2013 to students from Israel, Ethiopia, Russia, France and other countries. She is able to relate to authors and content from a wide variety of experiences.