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Novelist Badge Workshop 02.02.2020

Sign-up Instructions:  We will no longer hold space for unpaid registrations.  If you pay via WePay at sign-up you will be registered for the event.  If you want to pay by check or credit/debit card later please sign-up in a waitlist slot.  When you have paid your troop will move into available slots up to the maximum capacity.  We have held slots in the past for troops who cancel at the last minute and other girls have missed the opportunity to particiapte.

Check back after 11.2.2019 for location and more information.

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 for the workshop is $20.00 and 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.  Girl Scouts in 8th -12th grades are welcome to attend.  Please no siblings. 

Registration closes on 01/19/2020, no refunds after this date. You can sign-up here and pay online, sign-up on waitlist and pay via PayPal Invoice online with debit/credit card, or send a check payable to GSCNC for total due with this form along with check to Novelist Badge Workshop, c/o Kim Kingsford, 808 Blakely Court, Apt. 252, Frederick, MD  21702.  Girls are welcome to attend without their troop but must have a permission/health history form.  If you have any questions please email [email protected] ore [email protected].


Date: 02/02/2020 (Sun.)

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Location: GSCNC Camp TBD

Created by:   Kimberly Kingsford
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