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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom

Novel Planning Practical

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  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

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.

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!