For writers who have completed a draft of their novel, or have found themselves mired in the vast middle, uncertain of direction, this advanced workshop focuses on techniques in revision applied to the first 60 pages of your manuscript. To paraphrase the great Billy Wilder, there are no third act problems, only first act problems. Novels fly or flop based on the elaborate architecture of language, character, and plot developed in the first 50 pages of the story. Through the close reading of your work, the study of techniques in revising extended narratives, and above all by rewriting, this workshop will guide you through a revision of the first act of your novel, and examine the dramatic implications of the first act through to the end.
The submission deadline for summer quarter is June 4, 2018 at 9AM.
Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Fiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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Submission Guidelines for Reobert Eversz: One document, double-spaced, Times New Roman, and 12-point font, PDF or docx only.
Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
Click “Start” on the first Application page.
On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
After that, you will be asked to upload a file as a writing sample. If you are pre-approved, check the “pre-approved” box and fill out your information. Once you finish the steps, click “Submit Application.”
NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course. Since enrollment is restricted, there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.