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Novel Starters with Hallie Ephron

Date(s): Sunday, November 1, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Arizona Time
Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre, Novels
Cost: Free

About the Class

This free workshop will prepare you to hit the ground running for National Novel Writing month. We'll get you ready to write a novel--the planning, the mindset, the logistics. We'll go through the basics--plot and character, of course, and the all-important structure. Participants will walk away with a blueprint for a novel.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron ( is the NY Times bestselling author of 17 books including 6 domestic suspense novels reviewers call “deliciously creepy.” Her recent "Careful What You Wish For" (Wm. Morrow), received a STARRED review, PW called it “outstanding.” In a review in TIME Magazine, Jamie Lee Curtis called it “thrilling and suspenseful.” Her "Never Tell a Lie" was made into a Lifetime movie.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at