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Novel II: The First Third

$455.00
Members
$480.00
Non-members
10 Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 15, 2015
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
This class is full

Beginning a novel is immensely exciting. You have so much to say, such wonderful characters to explore, a situation that begs to be developed. But before you know it, you find yourself with loose threads, tangents, and characters who are becoming unrecognizable or simply disappearing before your eyes. What do you do?

In this class, we’ll discuss strategies for developing your novel so that the essential first third sets up what is to come. We will explore how structural underpinnings can guide you, and look at indicators of direction such as point of view, characterization, setting, and voice. We’ll also discuss ways of integrating backstory into the narrative without interrupting momentum. And all along, we will look at our own work; each student will have two opportunities to submit 25 pages to be workshopped in class.

Recommended for students with a full first draft of a novel, students who prefer to plan their work either before or as they write, and students who are ready for a more detailed workshopping experience of their early pages.

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Comprehensive, helpful and supportive class for fiction writers by an excellent published author who teaches you the tools you need in order to write, as well as gives crucial feedback on your own work. I learned so much in this class and by this teacher--I highly recommend it.
- Marlene Kim

Instructor

Randy Susan Meyers
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "Supportive Environment"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Generate New Work

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Medium

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