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Are you writing a novel?
My Online Novel Writing Class is now open for enrollment.
Novel Writing Master Class: a 6-week online writing intensive featuring professional critique, weekly lectures and discussion forums, and informative, inspiring live video chats.
This class isn’t for everyone. Who qualifies?
- Are you writing or revising a novel, or do you plan to begin one within the next two months?
- Are you committed to writing or revising five to seven pages per week?
- Do you want to hone the first fifty pages of your manuscript before sending the book out to agents and publishers?
- Do you have questions about how to liven up the plot, find the best structure for your novel, create suspense, make the characters more complex, and write a memorable ending?
- Have you found yourself “stuck” at any point in the writing of your novel-in-progress?
- Have you struggled with beginning your novel?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, my Master Class in Novel Writing will help you reach your goals.
In this six-week course, you will:
- Work on a specific project: a novel, novella, or novel-in-stories.
- Get feedback from the instructor on up to eight pages of writing per week, a $750 value.
- Participate in weekly discussion forums at your convenience?
What we’ll cover:
- Crafting a compelling beginning
- Creating and sustaining suspense
- Structuring the novel
- Understanding character motivation
- Using associative writing and theme to enhance the plot
- Writing a memorable, layered ending
During our three live video chats, you’ll be able to ask questions and discuss craft in real time. All of the Google hangouts will be recorded, so you can watch them at your convenience if you are unable to attend. You can also submit questions prior to the hangouts.
This course is taught by New York Times bestselling author, veteran writing teacher, and small press publisher Michelle Richmond.
- October 7, 2015 – November 18, 2015. Google hangouts will be held on October 7, October 28, and Nov 18.
- All course materials can be accessed for six months after the the class ends.
- Remember, all Google hangouts will be recorded, so you can watch them at your convenience.
- Please note: There will be no class the week of November 9.
When you enroll in this course, you’ll receive my feedback on up to 48 manuscript pages (a $750 value), in addition to all of the lectures, discussions, and Google hangouts.
If you’re serious about your writing and have been considering getting a professional critique of your work, the Fiction Master Class offers a great return on your investment.
Your page allotment is cumulative; if you miss a week, you can submit two weeks’ worth of writing to me for critique the following week.
Is this class right for you?
This master class in fiction writing is intended for:
- writers who are writing or revising a novel or who have an idea for a novel they would like to write
- writers who already have a grasp of the basic elements of narrative craft and are ready to explore craft on a deeper level
- writers who are avid readers and passionate writers
- writers who plan to participate in NaNoWriMo but prefer more structure and accountability
Class Structure & Benefits
- The weekly lecture will address in-depth issues of fictive craft as they apply to the novel.
- The forums will provide a place for students to discuss their work and their concerns with one another and with the instructor.
- The Google hangouts will provide a live venue to ask questions and engage with the instructor.
- Professional, in-depth feedback on your work from the instructor will help you craft or revise the beginning of your novel to grab the attention of agents and publishers.
After completing the course, you will have written or revised about 40 to 60 pages of your novel. You will have a clear idea of character motivation, how your novel should be structured, and what scenes need to be written. You will understand how your novel’s plot works within the context of your theme. You will have a compelling beginning, and you will have drafted an ending.
To receive professional feedback each week on your novel chapters, click here.
To sign up for the lectures, assignments, and Google hangouts (without professional critique), click here.