This is the acclaimed national seminar. Using lecture, in-class assignments, and examples of his own and other best-sellers, Bob brings a nuts & bolts approach to writing the novel from the initial idea to the final edit. His seminar focuses on the writer’s life, outlining, writer’s block, story structure and development, creating memorable characters, maintaining and increasing suspense, dialogue techniques, editing methods, as well as pitfalls the writer must avoid that result in rejection or reader disappointment. Bob’s philosophy is to help remove as many of the obstacles in the path to publication as possible. The class appeals to students who are beginning their novels to those who have completed novels and are looking for techniques to improve their writing and story telling.