Novel in Progress

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting February 7th
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
12 seats max

First drafts of novels can be messy, amorphous, and daunting. Sometimes, extensive critical feedback can be counterproductive before the first draft is finished, yet writers often find themselves losing focus without support and guidance. In class, we will do exercises, discuss craft issues—characterization, the protagonist's desire, plot and outlining, point of view, voice, dialogue—and read short scenes from each other's work, providing feedback in an environment that recognizes the specific challenges of the novel in progress. In the last class, all writers will be invited to submit twenty pages of their novels to receive a written critique from the instructor. Novels of all genres are welcome. Please bring the first page (double-spaced, 12-point font) of your novel to the first class. 

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.

Instructor

Kelly Dalke
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Previous Students Say

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

Elements

  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Medium

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