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 $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.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Wait List
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Instructor: Aatif Rashid
386796
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
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 July 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jun 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Wait List
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Instructor: Jennifer Chukwu
386795
Fee:
$695.00
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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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
The Last Draft: A Novelist's Guide to Revision by Sandra Scofield
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Chris L. Terry
386797
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: UCLA
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials 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 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
New People by New People
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jun 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46
Discussion
Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A46

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