Saturday, October 5, 2013

Online class "Building a Better Book" starts Monday

One of our favorite Colorado writing instructors, Trai Cartwright, is teaching an online class for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers starting Monday. A popular instructor for Northern Colorado Writers classes, Trai now brings her expertise to a wider audience with the RMFW Blog and online classes. Here's the scoop:

Building a Better Book
Presented by Trai Cartwright
2 Week Course
Start Date: Monday, October 7
End Date: Sunday, October 20
$25 Members – $30 Non-Member

Register for the class at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers website.

"Demystify the process of novel building! Building a Better Book is all about asking–and answering–key structural questions at the heart of every well-executed novel. Whether you’re just getting started or deep into revisions, this workshop helps writers deconstruct and better understand their story and its themes. We’ll discuss developing the core concept and casting your characters, and breakdown the story beats of a modern novel in detail."

Trai Cartwright, MFA, has over 20 years experience as a professional story breaker. While in Los Angeles, Trai was a development executive for HBO, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s online ventures. Four of Trai’s screenplays were optioned, she produced three independent films, and she has consulted on literally thousands of scripts. She brings her in-depth knowledge of story building to all writing formats as a creative writing and screenwriting teacher for UNC, the Colorado Film School, writers groups, conferences, and one-on-one. Trai can be found at


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Impressive! I bet she knows her stuff.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for letting us know. It sounds like a great class.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like a great class though I've already signed up for one on promotion.