What is a novel? How is it different from other forms of creative writing? And what does it take to write one? In this six-session immersion, we’ll learn the essential elements of the form (structure and plot, characterization, point of view, voice, dialogue, setting) and gain an understanding of the writing process through group study of a short novel. We’ll have opportunities for writing and sharing work and receiving in-class instructor feedback. We’ll also touch briefly on possible paths to publication. Note: This class meets 6 Thursdays; October 3, 10, 17, & 24 and November 7 & 14.
Note: This class is strongly encouraged for novelists making applications to Charlotte Lit’s Authors Lab program. Learn more about Authors Lab at charlottelit.org/authorslab.
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About Charlotte Lit’s New Immersions: Half-day and full-day classes are great for inspiration and learning new skills, and the more you take, the more you improve. It’s a process—and because it’s a process, you’ll discover great benefits from taking deeper dives, such as our new multi-week immersions. Working with an instructor and fellow students for multiple sessions provides a continuity that will help take your writing to the next level.