June 20 - August 15, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm CST
4 student min./10 students max.
14 - 19
Over the course of 9 weeks (no class on July 4th), you’ll embark on your very own novel-length project! For the first 3 weeks, we’ll explore the mechanics of writing a novel–types of outlines, deeping character development, creating settings, and plotting out our novels. Over the remaining 5 weeks, students will write and share up to 3,000-word excerpts from their novel draft with their peers for in-class workshops. All levels are welcome, but please come to the class with a novel-length idea or outline to start!
Develop and flesh out your novel concept
Critically analyze and discuss various examples of novel structures, formats, and styles
Determine what direction your novel will take
Collaborate with your peers to establish clear writing goals and story concepts
Discover new and established methods of creation and composition in a novel-writing context
Receive detailed and constructive feedback from the Instructor on your writing
Gain confidence by sharing your work and exchanging useful feedback with other writers