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Unlock Your Story:
A Multi-Class Writing Workshop for Aspiring Novelists

Have you ever wanted to write a novel but found yourself overwhelmed by the blank page? Do you have book ideas simmering within you and aren't sure where to start? If you're a writer with big dreams and a passion for storytelling, this is the class for you! Here you'll have space to nail down your idea, outline your novel, and begin your first draft. From concept to characters to shaping your plot in its entirety, you'll leave this workshop with a fully formed plan and a running start on your new novel that you can continue working on in the months to come.

This is a remote class running Monday, June 10 through Friday June 28. Writers can expect two weekly lectures posted to our forum Moodle on Mondays, as well as related short prompts or writing exercises Tuesdays through Fridays.

We will be hosting weekly Zoom sessions to give space for group writes, Q&A, and working on prompts and novel drafts. These sessions run Wednesdays (6/12, 6/19, and 6/26) from 6pm-7:30pm. Additionally, we will have weekly Open Mics where students can share work and give feedback on Fridays (6/14, 6/21, and 6/28) from 6pm-7:30pm.

Teachers can purchase up to 1 unit from SJSU for an additional $150.

About the


Hannah Jayne

Hannah Jayne is the author of seventeen published books, including THE UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY, SEE JANE RUN, THE DARE, SEE JANE RUN, and WHAT HAPPENED ON HICKS ROAD available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she’s not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home with her rock star husband, daughter, and their three enormous cats.

Faith Gardner

Faith Gardner is the author of four critically acclaimed YA novels and eight thriller novels for adults. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Faith worked for years as publisher at a media organization before shifting to fiction full-time. She has taught creative writing workshops and offers coaching and editing to both traditional and indie authors. You can find her at

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