This class will prepare you for the big picture review of your novel. With the use of contemporary and classic novels as examples, you will evaluate the progress on the plot arc and character development within your story. Other parts of craft will be reviewed as well, including point of view, conflict, and subplots to determine where the story as a whole is working or needs revision. For the workshop portion of the course we will focus on endings. This does not mean you have to have completed your novel, but we will begin the work to develop a last chapter, an essential way to determine what should really be in the middle. We'll explore the world of publishing and create query letters and synopses that will help you focus the revision that will give rise to your second draft.
Note: Prerequisite: Novel Writing II (WCWP-40297)
Course Number: WCWP-40254
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Creative Writing
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7/10/2023 - 9/16/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Wheat, Carolyn, Author of six Cass Jameson legal mysteries, award-winning short story writer and an experienced writing teacher
Carolyn Wheat teaches Novel Writing I , Novel Writing II , and Novel Writing III for UC San Diego Extension's Creative Writing Certificate Program .
Carolyn is an author of six Cass Jameson legal mysteries, an award-winning short story writer and an experienced writing teacher. As Artist in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, she taught writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her book, "How to Write Killer Fiction," teaches the writer to create the reader's experience in mystery and suspense fiction.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print 2nd
by Renni Browne, Dave King, Dave King
ISBN / ASIN: 9780060545697
Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey 1st
by Joseph Bates
ISBN / ASIN: 9781599639215
You may purchase textbooks via the UC San Diego Bookstore.
No refunds after: 7/14/23.
Early Enrollment Discount: $405 ($430 if enrolled after 6/5/2023).
1st no meeting date: 9/4/23.
This is an online course. There are no face-to-face class sessions. You will have access to this class on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed. To login to your course, go to your MyExtension account, select My Courses, select this course and then click the link that appears in the LOCATION section. Prerequisites for this course is Novel Writing II.
7/10/2023 - 9/16/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.