This workshop helps participants who are working in long-form fiction to develop a project and move on from the idea stage to the writing/planning stage, with an emphasis on finding your book through writing organically and analytically exploring voice, viewpoint, characterization, and different approaches to structure. Assignments include writing scenes using characters and situations from the projected novel, as well as critique and discussion of students' in-progress works. Mini-lectures on the art of the novel, intuitive creative process, and conventional versus non-conventional approaches to novel structure also are key elements of this workshop. The student's goal is to complete 50 well-crafted pages of a novel. For technical requirements click here.
Prerequisite: X 403A Introduction to Fiction Writing and X 462.71 Novel Writing I: Writing the First Novel or departmental approval.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
April 8 - June 10