Novel V

WRITING X 411.5

Refine your manuscript into a polished novel as you work closely with peer writers and a master instructor to elevate your work to a professional level.

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Remote
Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Focus on structure and theme in your novel
  • Learn how to maintain your unique voice
  • Collaborate with your instructor and peers to improve manuscripts
  • Perfect self-editing techniques

About this course:

For students who have completed Novel IV, this intensive workshop is specifically directed toward refining an advanced manuscript into a polished novel. The focus is on structural and thematic aspects and the maintenance of the author's unique voice. You work closely with your peers and the instructor to assess portions of individual manuscripts. Emphasis is given to developing and perfecting self-editing techniques. The overall goal of the course is for each novel to reach a professional level appropriate for eventual publication.
Prerequisites

WRITING X 411.4 Novel IV 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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Mark Sarvas
383950
Fee:
$785.00
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Location: Online
Notes

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

The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, December 6, 2021 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.

For more information on programs and services offered by the Writers’ Program, please visit our website.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 04, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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