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Novel Revision Series: Killer Openings and Symphonic Endings

$130.00
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$150.00
Non-members
Saturday, January 14th, from 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

A compelling, carefully crafted opening is critical for any successful novel. It’s what will decide whether editors and agents—not to mention readers—will read on or abandon the story for good. Similarly, the closing passages are what create a reader’s final, and lasting, impression of the book. The opening and ending of a novel are intricately linked, and one must flow from the other. In this craft-oriented class, we’ll break down the openings and endings of numerous classic and contemporary novels to gain a more precise and nuanced understanding of how these crucial elements work together, and what they can and must achieve. In a series of brief writing exercises, we’ll apply what we’ve learned to our own work. Students should bring the first and last several pages of a novel they admire, and, optionally, the first and last several pages of their own novel drafts.

Part of GrubStreet's Novel Revision Series, led by Tim Weed and designed for those who have either finished or are nearing completion of a novel draft. Take every class in the series or simply choose the craft topics that are relevant to the revision challenges you face with your novel in progress. Classes include:

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Instructor

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Timothy Weed
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Previous Students Say

  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Very Well-Organized"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"

Elements

  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Low

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