Master Class in Novel Writing

Get intensive, individualized instruction as you rewrite your novel and set yourself up to prepare agents and publishers to turn your manuscript into a book you are proud to have written.
Starting at $3,860.00
As few as 36 weeks
9.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Give and get feedback from similarly motivated writers working at a very high level
  • Forge a collaborative writing community with classmates over 9 months of work
  • Complete a thorough rewrite of your book
  • Get feedback from a professional agent on your manuscript

About this course:

This dynamic and rigorous online/low-residency Master Class in Novel Writing is designed for those serious about revising and polishing their novels and getting published. The nine-month, 30-week online component allows for intensely individual instruction, peer critiques from a community of like-minded, talented writers, and a focus on process and results. The four-day residency in Los Angeles, two thirds of the way through the program, deepens the sense of community generated online and offers a lively, enriching mix of workshops, seminars, guest speakers, and a literary field trip. Your unique voice is cultivated so that it remains true to the singular vision of your novel, while ongoing one-on-one mentoring by a professional novelist provides distinctly personal support. Your novel excerpts are submitted to an established agent for review and consideration at the completion of the course. Participants may withdraw their application anytime before acceptance. A full novel manuscript submission and $50 nonrefundable application fee are required. Participants will not be charged the full course fee unless they are selected for the Master Class.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.

Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Alyx Dellamonica
11 days left. Enroll by Oct 3, 2018
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Deadline for application has been extended to 4pm (PST), Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Restricted course. Enrollment limited to 8 students. Visitors not permitted. No refund after enrolling. Internet access required. Materials required.

Submission Guidelines for Master Class in Novel Writing with Alyx Dellamonica

Please submit the following materials (Word Document or PDF only): a one-page personal statement that includes your writing background, previous creative writing courses taken; a two-page synopsis of your novel-in-progress; the completed first draft of your novel; and in a separate document from the full manuscript, pull one complete scene you feel is one of the best and accurately reflects your novel-in-progress (no longer than 12 pages). (Note: participants in this master class work only on the novel submitted for admission. No exceptions. Each page should be numbered, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, and double spaced with 1-inch margins.)

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 3, 2018
Thu Mar 14, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri Mar 15, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat Mar 16, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun Mar 17, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
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