Revising Your First Draft Novel

WRITING X 413.15E

Rework your completed novel draft by exploring the art and craft of novel writing and getting constructive in-class critique.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore revision strategies to improve your novel while staying true to your vision
  • Identify opportunities to improve structure, story, point-of view, and pacing
  • Learn about the art and craft of novel writing, including fundamentals of the novel as art form
  • Participate in workshops to give and receive feedback on works in progress

About this course:

You've just finished writing a first draft of your novel through "National Novel Writing Month" (NaNoWriMo), or you've written your first draft on your own. Now what? This workshop helps you move that first draft forward by exploring strategies for revision and delving deeper into the elements of novel writing, including shape, structure, point-of-view, characterization, dialogue, and different approaches to the use of time. The class proceeds in two modes: lectures on the art of the novel and its working components and close consideration of your draft, including constructive in-class critique and written feedback. Participants must come into the course with the completed first draft in hand.
Prerequisites
At least one fiction writing course and/or the course Write a Novel in a Month as Part of National Novel Writing Month.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Ian Randall Wilson
377560
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 27, 2021
Course Requirements
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Wed Jan 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Mar 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Mar 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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