Instructor: Elan Barnehama
Length of course: 6 weeks
This is a course in writing a novel. Specifically, we’ll explore the art and techniques of starting, writing, and revising a novel. This class will work together on the adventure of writing and editing drafts of a novel. Approaching this process alone can be intimidating, so we’ll start the process together. Since most writing happens in isolation, this class will offer the opportunity to reflect on that solitary time by coming together as a community of writers and readers.
Writing any drafts of a novel, especially a first draft, is a messy process. At the same time, it’s a great adventure. Some novelists have maps. Others don’t want them. We’ll try both methods.
Whether you’re just beginning your novel or it is already halfway written, this class will have you generating pages. Using prompts as a jumping off points, you will write scenes from your novel. Each student will have the opportunity to have one of their scenes work-shopped by the class.