Substructure - Plotting, Planning and Organizing a Novel-length Project

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Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) and Humber School for Writers presents a series of virtual Master Classes.

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The business of putting a story together varies greatly from writer to writer, and for every Jack Kerouac who sits down and pulls off a novel in a single sitting, there are a hundred other writers who spend years researching and meticulously detailing their project before they ever write a single sentence. In this workshop, facilitated by Omar El Akkad, we explore some of the methods by which writers form the foundations of their novel-length projects.

About the Instructor: Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He was born in Egypt, grew up in Qatar, moved to Canada as a teenager and now lives in the United States. The start of his journalism career coincided with the start of the war on terror, and over the following decade he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and many other locations around the world. His work earned a National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and has been nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. His short story “Government Slots” was selected for the Best Canadian Stories 2020 anthology. His new novel is forthcoming from Knopf.

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