Novel in Progress

$595.00
Members
$620.00
Non-members
10 Sundays, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting June 2nd
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

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, plot and outlining, point of view, voice, dialogue, setting—and read short scenes from each other's work, providing feedback in an environment that recognizes the specific challenges of the novel in progress. Before the last class, all writers will be invited to submit twenty-five pages of their novels to receive a written critique from the instructor or have a one-on-one meeting to discuss the writer's work with suggested strategies for finishing the manuscript. Novels of all genres are welcome. Please bring the first page (double-spaced) 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.

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Instructor

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Kate Senecal
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Supportive Environment"

Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Medium

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