Brian Malloy

Novelist, Essayist, Teaching Artist, Grant Writer

Winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award

Ferro-Grumley Award Finalist

Minnesota Book Award winner

Lamba Literary Award Winner

Annual Novel Writing Boot Camp this summer in Minneapolis!

You have a great idea for a novel, but never seem to get very far when you sit down to write. In this week-long intensive for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher and/​or a kick in the butt, we’ll review the basics of novel writing, with an emphasis on plot, narrative time (scene, summary, flashback), and character development. Our focus will be on generating new material for your novel though craft presentations and writing exercises. We’ll also share some shorter writing excerpts we create during our week together. Ninety minutes of every day will be spent writing without excuse—no lecture, no discussion, no reading, just generating raw material for your novel. Find out if you have what it takes to write a novel-length work. Warning: this is a boot camp. Whiners need not apply.

The Boot Camp sells out every year - be sure to register early!

Register online by clicking the link on right.

Register by phone by calling 612-379-8999.


"Complex and fascinating." The Philadephia Inquirer
"A superb work of a wonderful writer." Charles Baxter
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