Novel II: The Murky Middle

10 Mondays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting September 9th
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Writing the middle of a novel can feel, for many writers, like being lost in the forest with neither a breadcrumb trail nor a compass. You know where you want to end up, but are not sure how to get there. If you’ve written at least 50 pages and feel lost in the murky middle of your novel, this ten-week class will help you forge a path toward the story’s climax. Through intensive in-class writing, brainstorming, and workshopping, you’ll form a plan for the challenging central part of your novel’s structure, and you’ll generate new pages for that plan. This class follows naturally from Novel II: The First Pages.

*Note: Class does not meet on Monday, October 14th or Monday, November 11th.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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


  • The Novel

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