Novel Builder: Online

6 weeks online; no live meetings. Portal opens June 26th
Online (WetInk)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

It is said that a typical contemporary novel has twelve major scenes. In this course, you will plant the seeds of six novel scenes, some or all of which may end up being "major scenes." You may have a novel in progress or you may be starting out with only an idea. Either way, the goal is to come out of this course with 6 scenes that can carry emotional weight and promise change in the characters. We will discuss both the lessons and your work. This course will include craft lessons, outside readings, writing exercises, and supportive and generative comments on each other's writing.

*Note that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Assignments will be given on a weekly basis and students will be able to access the portal at anytime after 5pm on the first day of class. Instructions for logging onto the online portal will be emailed to registered students before 5pm the first day of class. 

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Alison Murphy
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Workshop
  • Generate New Work
  • In-Class Writing
  • Homework
  • Craft Lessons


  • The Novel

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