Novel V

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.
Starting at $785.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you will 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 Writing 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Lynn Hightower
2 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Deadline for application has been extended to 4pm (PST), Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 

Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Fiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate. Enrollment limited to 12 students. No refund after September 18, 2018. Internet access required. 

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. At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.

  2. Click “Start” on the first Application page.

  3. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.

You will be asked to upload a file as a writing sample. If you are pre-approved, check the “pre-approved” box and fill out your information. Once you finish the steps, click “Submit Application.”

NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. It is 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to start of the course. Since enrollment is restricted, there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course. Selection notices are distributed via email 1-2 weeks prior to class start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

*This course is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY DISCOUNTS. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Internet access required. Materials required.

Submission Guidelines for Novel Writing V with Lynn Hightower

Please submit a two-page synopsis and the first 20 pages of your work-in-progress. Your submission should be on ONE document, double-spaced, Times New Roman, and 12 point font. Accepted file types: PDF or docx only. If you are pre-approved* by the instructor of this advanced course, please provide the following: full name, email, and telephone number. If the instructor is already familiar with your work, you can request to be "pre-approved." The pre-approval submission waives the synopsis and writing submission portion of the application but does not guarantee admission into the advanced course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 19, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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