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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Live Online
Online
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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Melanie Thorne
398113
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
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 July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jul 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Jul 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Jul 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Jul 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Jul 31, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Aug 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Aug 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Aug 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Aug 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
Discussion
Wed Sep 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3108
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Melissa Larsen
398112
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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 July 20, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL : A WRITER'S GUIDE TO FINISHING, PUBLISHING, PROMOTING, AND SURVIVING YOUR FIRST BOOK by MAUM, COURTNEY
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Sat Jul 6, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 13, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 20, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 27, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 3, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 10, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 17, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 24, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 31, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Sep 7, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Jessica Barksdale
398111
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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 live 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 July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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