ClassA Beginner's Guide to Starting Your Novel
Do you have a 'novel' idea, but aren't quite sure what to do next? In this high-practicality, no-pressure class, learn how to use essential fiction elements such as character, plot, and structure to discover your story, establish a starting point, and help get the right words on the page. Most class sessions will be comprised of approximately 50% lecture/presentation, 25% class discussion, and 25% in-class writing exercises. This is primarily a process class—the in-class writing exercises are exploratory in nature, for the student's eyes only—so there will be no workshopping of student writing. Students will have ample opportunity to share personal learnings, but such sharing is not required.
No experience necessary! Learn with other beginners in a supportive, no-pressure environment. All you need to bring is a notebook, a pen, and your imagination. At the end of the six-week class, students will have gained fresh insights into their work-in-progress, and a stronger sense of direction with which to start their novel-writing journey.
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