Writing Labs on Skyros, Greece

Diane Connell will be facilitating two writing labs on the beautiful Greek Island of Skyros this European summer, September 2022. 

How to Build a Novel 

Sat 10 - Sat 17 Sep 2022

In this course, we examine the novel from a structural perspective, breaking it down into the elements of a compelling story. You will learn how to plan your novel and how to build its chapters along the bones of a narrative arc. This course is about demystifying the writing process and about giving you practical skills to construct a publishable novel with vivid characters.

Your Story on the Page 

Sat 17 - Sat 24 Sep 2022

This course will teach you how to take the story you want to tell and put it on the page. If you don’t yet have a story, the course will help you create one. During the week, we will explore techniques for breaking through the obstacles that hold you back from moving forward with your story. 

Diane Connell's writing labs are energetic, serious, focused, enjoyable and all about YOU and your story.


Atsitsa Bay, Skyros

'Fantastic teacher. Joyful, relaxed and determined to bring out the best in us all.'

'She kept the group giving and exploring and working hard but for a good reason as she found gold in us all.'

'I came away inspired, fired up about my premise, and armed with Diane’s tricks to get the creative juices flowing.'