Novel I

WRITING X 411.1

Start writing your novel in this workshop; guiding you through the building blocks of great books while teaching you essential tools for fiction writing.

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Online
Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Wait List
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Chris L. Terry
378948
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: New People by Danzy Senna

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Liska Jacobs
378947
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 April 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
(Optional) Book: Writing Fiction: A Guide To Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jun 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jun 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Eduardo Santiago
379685
Fee:
$665.00
1 day left. Enroll by Apr 15, 2021
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 April 29, 2021
Course Requirements
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Apr 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu May 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jun 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens April 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Jessica Barksdale
380533
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 14, 2021

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens April 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
Wednesday 6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Francesca Lia Block
380534
Fee:
$695.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 July 14, 2021
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 30, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jul 7, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jul 14, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jul 21, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jul 28, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Aug 4, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Aug 11, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Aug 18, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Aug 25, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Sep 1, 2021
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online

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