Writing Your First Novel

WRITING X 411.1WS

Start writing your first novel in this supportive workshop that helps you identify your story and craft the first chapter of your book.

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Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0 Credits

About this course:

Writing the first novel can be daunting, at times, even downright lonely. Though being a writer means being alone, writing on your own, it's good to come out of the cave and seek the company of other like-minded individuals for inspiration, support, and to brainstorm ideas. In this class, you are part of a small group of writers working towards the same goal--to write an amazing first novel. Together, we explore the elements of successful novel writing, develop three-dimensional characters, and understand structure, plot, and scene dynamics. This intensive workshop consists of reading assignments (where you will learn what it means to "read like a writer"), in-class exercises, assigned writing, lectures on craft, and the give-and-take of critique workshops. The goal is for you to create a solid outline of your novel (or a solid plan for finding your way to the heart of your story), write a first chapter, and acquire the tools you need to keep you going when you return to your cave. 

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Instructor: Mark Sarvas
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Fee:
$985.00
135 days left. Enroll by Feb 6, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
9:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Fri Feb 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sat Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sun Feb 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood

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