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Novel Planning Practical

6 Thursdays, from 10:30am-1:30pm, starting February 27th
GrubStreet HQ
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Adult (18+)
This class is full

Understanding the structure and building blocks of a novel fuels creativity, as does support, encouragement, and feedback from peers. In this novel planning practical, writers will benefit from lecture on each of the main components of novel planning (premise, point of view, characters, world building, story beats) and then begin to implement these tools in their own work in progress. The course will alternate between a week of lecture and a week of workshopping. Students will be expected to implement the teachings of each lesson and bring their completed work to class the following week to be read aloud for peer critique. This course is perfect for writers who need the accountability and deadlines in order to jump start their novel outlining. At the end of this course, writers will have all of the building blocks they need to d lay the foundation for their novel. 

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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Lori Goldstein
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Previous Students Say

  • "Inundated with Great Info"
  • "Supportive and Informative"
  • "Very Well-Organized"


  • Concept Development
  • Class Discussion
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons
  • Get Feedback
  • Generate New Work


  • The Novel

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