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
Starting at $720.00
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 2023 Schedule

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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
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Instructor: Ian Randall Wilson
389691
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 21, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. 

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 04, 2023
Course Requirements
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Sat Jan 21, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Sat Jan 28, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Feb 4, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Feb 11, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Feb 18, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Mar 4, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Mar 11, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Mar 18, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Sat Mar 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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