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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Advanced

Novel in Progress III: Endings are Beginnings

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  • $455.00 Non-Member
  • $430.00 Member

Class Description

This advanced course is for students who’ve previously taken Novel in Progress (or equivalent coursework) and want to build on that momentum with a community of writers similarly in progress. It is also designed for writers who have made significant headway on their novel or have completed a full first draft, and are interested in the great adventure that is novel revision. Up to half of each class will be spent discussing novel-specific craft elements, with a focus on third acts, endings, and revision techniques; Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories, which we’ll be reading as we write; and in-class writing exercises. The remaining time will be devoted to sharing your works in progress. This is not a formal workshop. At least twice during the term you will have the opportunity to read your work aloud to the group for big-picture feedback or brainstorming sessions. By the end of the course, you’ll have a surer understanding of your novel as a whole, and how you can use revision—the most playful, go-for-broke, and experimental part of the writing process—to tweak and prune and re-work your novel, and bring it as close as you can to the book you first imagined writing.

Scholarships Format/Location

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.

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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!