In this six-week class, we'll concentrate on craft issues that operate on the more micro level but of course play an enormous role in making a novel successful. We'll be looking at elements like: dialogue, scene-shaping, narrative summary, setting. Students will share excerpts from their novels with an eye to revising and strengthening their work. Class will consist of workshop discussion, with each student given the opportunity to share work several times. We will occasionally look at craft readings by authors including Charles Johnson, Jane Alison, Sonya Larson, Ben Percy, and others.
This class partners well with Novel in Progress: Story Focus.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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