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 $695.00
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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Chris L. Terry
382609
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: New People by Danzy Senna
Book: This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosely
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Melissa Larsen
382610
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
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 October 11, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Radhika Sharma
382611
Fee:
$695.00
Remote Instructionformat icon
Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 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 October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Dec 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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