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Online: Zoom

Novel Wellness Check

Friday, December 1st, from 10:30am-1:30pm (ET).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
14 seats max

This class is just what the doctor ordered! Whether you've just begun, or you've finished a first draft, it's time for a wellness check on your novel. This doctor's visit will include a Chapter 1 Check-up, some Plot P.T., and even an in-depth Pacing Prognosis to identify any weaknesses in your novel. We'll discuss craft do's and don'ts, while examining your own writing through various exercises--all to make sure your novel thrives.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

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 detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Chalene Riser
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • Generative
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Craft Lessons
  • Revision
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel

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