Creating a Solid Foundation for a Children’s Novel (or any Novel) (Online)

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR041721AG
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    Registration will close on Thursday, April 15th at 10:30 am.

Registration is closed
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

Photo of author Adam GidwitzA writing workshop with NYTimes Bestselling and Newbery-Honored Author, Adam Gidwitz.

Whether you have no idea what you want your kids novel to be about, or whether you're halfway through writing it, this workshop is designed to help. Adam will break the process of writing a novel down from way before you start writing, showing you how he builds from scribbles in a notepad (or notes in an iPhone) to a fully planned and fleshed out book. There's no one right way to write a novel, but Adam's method may well work for you--or at least give you ideas to add to your own process. There will be time for some Q and A at the end.


  • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, April 15th at 10:30am.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
  • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.

Instructor Bio:

Adam Gidwitz was a teacher for eight years. Now, he writes full time, which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. He is the bestselling author of the children's books, A Tale Dark and Grimm and its companions, as well as The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi. Since receiving a Newbery Honor for his middle grade novel, The Inquisitor's Tale, Adam has been collaborating with other authors to write an adventure series called The Unicorn Rescue Society. Adam is also the creator of GRIMM, GRIMMER, GRIMMEST, a podcast from Pinna and #1 show for kids on Apple Podcasts. The television adaptation of A Tale Dark and Grimm is expected to debut in October 2021. More news on that coming very soon! For more info on Adam, visit his website at, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter @AdamGidwitz.

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