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Senior Novelist Badge Workshop

Feb 2, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - from Maryland Writers Association will be working with the girls on this badge workshop.

Share a meal with an historical figure, unearth ancient treasures, spend the summer in outer space, or dancing flamenco in Spain – write a novel lets you dream the world your way. As you write descriptions and dialogue, invent situations, and make up feelings, you’ll experience the fun of a novelist’s career: spending time with new friends (characters you’ve created) and in other worlds (those from your imagination). And you’ll end up with something impressive to share in college admissions – a work of fiction you wrote yourself.

1. Deconstruct a novel
2. Create great characters
3. Develop a plot
4. Write at least 20 pages
5. Edit your pages


When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know what it takes to write a great novel and I’ll have written at least 20 pages of my own.

Prerequisite: Choose a novel that’s at least 200 pages long. As you’re reading, make a note of the emotional arc of the plot. Think of an emotional arc as a journey of the characters’ emotions. Write down the times when the character(s) experience emotional highs, emotional lows, and moments of decision, or pivotal points. What are they feeling throughout the book—what do they begin the story believing, and what do they believe as the story ends? Bring info with you to discuss.

Workshop minimum is 12. Cost includes badge, snack and materials for workshop. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time for check-in. We will start promptly. Girls should bring their own refillable water bottles. Registrants not present and participating will not receive badge or materials. 

If you want to secure your registration please use the "Registration" button above and pay via debit/credit card. If you need to have your Troop Money Manager pay for registration you can get a shareable link to send to them for payment and use the “Hold My Spot” button. If you want to sign-up a and pay later please use the "Hold My Spot" button. If all slots are taken you can sign-up on the waitlist and will be contacted if/when space opens up.

Refund Policy
No refunds after registration deadline. Girls not present and participating will not receive materials or badge/award for workshop.
Date & Time
Feb 2, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline
Sun, Jan 19
Kresge Lodge/Dining Hall GSCNC Camp Potomac Woods
13926 Potomac Woods Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Kim Kingsford