Novel Workshop:
From Concept to Bookshelf

Paris, France              July 17 - 21, 2023

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Do you want to write a novel but find the process overwhelming?  Or have you finished a manuscript and wonder what's next?

From July 17 - 21, I'll be offering an intensive one week course in Paris, France, designed to get your book out into the world.

In collaborative sessions, we'll go over the science of building and refining your novel: how to adjust plot, how to increase urgency, and how to create characters who truly come alive on the page.  We'll also dig into the publishing side, learning about literary agents, the differences between major publishers and independents, the pros and cons of self-publishing, and the various ways you can market your work.  We'll have Zoom visits with editors, agents, and best-selling novelists, and we'll workshop your novel excerpts and ideas.

Writers with complete or in-progress novels can also sign up for one-on-one manuscript consultations.


Finally, our coursework will be complemented by all the amazing stuff Paris offers in the summer: visits to museums, picnics along the Seine, historic walks, wine, cheese, croissants, and the seasonal sales at basically every shop in town.  


How do I apply?

Please visit and select "Novel Workshop with Lauren Grodstein"

How much does the course cost?

$1250 before 4/15/23; $1500 after.  Nonrefundable $250 deposit upon registration; balance due 6/15/22. Registration closes on 6/15/23.  

What's included?

Tuition covers classes, consultations, and farewell dinner. All other meals, accommodation, and transportation are not included.  


Class size?

Limited to 12 participants.


Where will the course be located?

Depending on the size of the class, we will either meet in the Marais or in a workshop space in the 11th arrondissement.

What about Covid?

All participants must be vaccinated against Covid-19.  If a resurgence of the virus interrupts your participation in the course, you will receive a refund for the balance and can use the deposit toward a future workshop or personal writing consultation.

Other questions?  

Please contact