Pens Up, Fears Down! (Morning)
with Sadeqa Johnson
Do you have a novel inside of you but that tiny voice of self-doubt keeps getting in your way? Creativity belongs to everyone. Whether you have a partial draft, or bits and scraps of an idea, this class is designed to help you dive deeper and unravel the guts of your story. Whether your desire is to increase the stakes, strengthen your plot line, add layers and textures to your manuscript or simply get a stronger handle on craft — this workshop is for you.
In an intimate safe space, we will take a deep dive and explore timeless tips of the trade in character development, plot, and story structure. From conception to finishing strong, and all the threading in between, we will make space for your muse as we put pen to page. Come ready to set an intention for your novel and create a focus wheel to support all that you hope to pour into this draft.
Join Sadeqa Johnson as we push past the obstacles blocking your creative path and unleash the novel inside of you.
Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with well-known authors such as J.K. Rowling, Amy Tan and Bishop T.D. Jakes before becoming an author herself. She is a New York Times Bestselling author of five novels and the recipient of the National Book Club Award for fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction.
Her most recent novel, The House of Eve was an instant New York Times Best Seller, selected by Reese’s Book Club as the February 2023 pick and a 2023 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for historical fiction. Her previous novel, Yellow Wife, was named by Oprah Magazine as “27 of 2021 Most Anticipated Winter Historical Fiction books.” Yellow Wife was also a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for historical fiction, a 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy finalist, a BCALA Literary Honoree, the Library of Virginia’s Literary People’s Choice Award winner, and a Barnes & Noble book club pick in paperback. Johnson teaches in the MFA program at Drexel University.