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.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. No meeting Nov. 27.
Enrollment limited to 20 students. No meeting Sept 30 and Nov 11.