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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 9 Weeks

Novel II: The End

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  • $480.00 Non-Member
  • $455.00 Member

Class Description

The focus of this class will be on the final section of a novel, the one in which everything is wrapped up. We will look at the three C's—Crisis, Climax, and Consequences—and examine the ways these provide fulfillment. In addition, we will explore how to embed these concepts earlier in our work, setting them up so that our stories lead to an inevitable resolution. Ultimately, this class is not simply about the "end" of a novel—it's about the story as a whole, the ways we hold readers until the last page while helping ourselves see the story in its broadest sense.

This class is primarily a workshop, but it also involves reading and writing assignments. Our goal is to refine what we’ve written and to generate new work. By its close, each student will have had the opportunity to workshop up to 50 pages of a novel and will leave, ideally, with at least a first-draft ending.

Recommended for three types of students: those with a full first draft of a novel; those without a full first draft who prefer to outline either before or as they write; and those who are ready for a more detailed workshop of their final pages. Students should already have taken an introductory novel class either at GrubStreet or elsewhere.

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. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

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!