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
In-Person
Starting at $720.00
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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Saturday 1:00PM - 4:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Melissa Larsen
389672
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 21, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access 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 04, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 21, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jan 28, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Feb 4, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Feb 11, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Feb 18, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Feb 25, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Mar 4, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Mar 11, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Mar 18, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Mar 25, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Jacquelyn Stolos
389671
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 

This online 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 February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Aatif Rashid
389673
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Jan 19, 2023
See Details
Notes

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

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. 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.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Jan 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Feb 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Feb 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Feb 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Mar 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Mar 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Mar 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105
Discussion
Thu Mar 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3105

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