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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate

Writing the Novella: From Start to Finish - Remote!

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  • $370.00 Non-Member
  • $355.00 Member

Class Description

In this 6-week course, students will focus on writing, revising and completing a novella manuscript, while also examining and discussing the craft of the novella form. In discussing craft essentials, we will also read excerpts from novellas by authors such as Toni Morrison, Jacqueline Woodson, Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto. The workshop component of the course will offer a workshop experience for students who will have the opportunity to share up to five pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font) of new or revised novella manuscript pages each week with the class for on-the-spot feedback. Students will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for their novella on the first day of class and will be given prompts to help guide their weekly scene writing at home. By the end of the course, students will have generated a strong inroad into the draft of a novella manuscript. Note: this class accommodates students who might decide to expand their novella into a traditional-length novel with a practical discussion on the connections between novella and novel writing.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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!