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.
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.
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.
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