Middle Grade Novel I

WRITING X 444.1

Shape your novel idea for 8-12 year-old readers into a solid synopsis and outline as you work to generate the first two chapters.

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Remote
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you will learn.

  • Develop a novel idea into a workable outline to help you complete the draft
  • Study successful middle grade novels to identify powerful techniques
  • Give and receive feedback on student drafts
  • Make progress by completing up to two chapters of your novel

About this course:

Middle grade novels have a demanding audience. Young readers want interesting stories that either transport them to a world unlike their own or that show them that they are not alone, that there are others who feel and experience the same things that they do. They want gut-wrenchingly true stories, even if they are fantasy or sci-fi. This course helps you shape your middle grade novel idea into a workable outline and gives you the tools to execute that plan. You read and study successful middle grade novels, practice and experiment with fiction-writing techniques, give and take feedback with your peers' work through workshop, and learn revision techniques. By the end of the course, you have a synopsis or outline and a solid draft of two chapters.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
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Instructor: Tim Cummings
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Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 19, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required. 

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 02, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Thu Jan 19, 2023
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Thu Jan 26, 2023
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Thu Feb 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Feb 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Mar 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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