Novel in Progress

$595.00
Members
$620.00
Non-members
10 Mondays from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting January 13th
GrubStreet HQ (Remote)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

First drafts of novels can be messy, amorphous, and daunting. On top of that, writers may often find themselves losing focus without support and guidance. That’s where Novel In Progress comes in. Over ten weeks, students will have two opportunities to share ten pages from their work, which the rest of the class will read at home in preparation for an in-class discussion. In addition to weekly workshops, we will do exercises and discuss craft issues such as characterization, the protagonist's desire, plot and outlining, point of view, voice, dialogue. 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.

Please note: Class does not meet January 20th or February 17th.

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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Instructor

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Henriette Lazaridis
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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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