Start writing your novel in this workshop; guiding you through the building blocks of great books while teaching you essential tools for fiction writing.
What you can learn.
- Bring the story inside you onto the page with the guidance of a professional writer
- Make weekly progress on the first chapter of your novel in a supportive, collaborative environment
- Learn key elements of successful novels, including plot, structure, and point of view
About this course:That novel is inside you waiting to emerge, but knowing how and where to start can be daunting. This course provides you with weekly assignments, group interaction, and instructor feedback to help you explore various methods of writing your first novel while learning the key craft points of plot, structure, characterization, point-of-view, sense of place, and voice. The goal is to complete the first chapter of your novel by establishing an intimacy with your characters, as you artfully shape their journey and to develop an overall concept to guide you through your story. Required for students considering the long-fiction sequence.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
Please note: Due to adjustments made to Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.