Novel IV

WRITING X 411.4

Enter the home stretch on writing your novel with this advanced course that helps you address your entire book and prepare for the revision processes.

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Remote
Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Focus on mastering technique
  • Envision your full novel and work toward your goal
  • Get intensive feedback on your draft
  • Learn self-editing skills to carry you through the writing process

About this course:

For students with at least 100 pages of a novel, this advanced workshop focuses on elements of technique and vision necessary for a work to be considered complete. You receive intensive instructor and peer critiques of manuscript chapters and their relation to the overall work, including a review as needed of the effective use of voice, tone, mood, imagery, and metaphor. A major goal of this course is to give you the self-editing skills to polish and revise your entire novel within and beyond the course itself. 
Prerequisites

WRITING X 411.3 Novel III or comparable workshop experience.

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Mark Sarvas
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Fee:
$785.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 30, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply. 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.

The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9am (PST).

Submission guidelines:

Submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing:

  1. a 10-page writing sample;
  2. a synopsis of up to one page if the writing sample is an excerpt from a longer work (i.e. novel or memoir);
  3. a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class;
  4. and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
  3. After that, you will be asked to upload a writing sample, per the guidelines below.
  4. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 29, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
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Wed Jul 27, 2022
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Wed Aug 3, 2022
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Wed Aug 10, 2022
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Wed Aug 17, 2022
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Wed Aug 24, 2022
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Wed Aug 31, 2022
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Wed Sep 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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