I’ll be doing a presentation on novel writing as part of BGSU’s Alumni Summer College. I’ll discuss taking the novel from initial conception through to completed work. The presentation will feature an outline of the seven basic plots, some exercises useful for developing ideas, and some of the questions that arise when writing. The presentation will be on June 30, at 8:30 a.m.
Lawrence Coates is the author of five books, most recently The Goodbye House. His work has been recognized with the Western States Book Award in Fiction, the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Press Novella Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. He currently teaches in the MFA program at Bowling Green State University.