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"Enlightening...a truly life-enriching experience. I can't praise the teacher enough. He opened my eyes to aspects of novel writing that would never have occurred to me if I hadn't enrolled in the course. I consider it a privilege to have been a member of his class."
- Julian Desser
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"This course helped me have a major writing breakthrough. Very exciting! "
- Maggie Tsavaris
 law professor
"I learned several specifics about writing a novel, such as story drivers and presenting character attitude when writing description. I also feel far more confident on how to approach the writing of a novel—what essential elements I need to map out before getting to work on writing it."
- James Hornbeck
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GWW Course Description Page

A novel is the ultimate literary adventure—a journey into the lives and trials of characters a reader comes to know in a deeply personal way. With a multitude of personalities and situations, a great novel offers endless fascination for the reader. For many, a favorite novel—Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby, Beloved—stands as a peak experience in a life.

For the author, writing a novel is the ultimate challenge—a steep climb over hundreds of pages that must work as a unified and engrossing whole. In our courses, you will learn about the special demands of a novel and refine your knowledge of basic fiction craft. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ll show you how to write a novel that readers will not forget.

Note: Our Fiction courses focus on short stories while our Novel classes focus on novels. If you are a beginning student, you should take Fiction I and work on short stories before moving on to Novel II. You may, however, work on material that will eventually end up in a novel in a Fiction class.

Note: If you are working on genre fiction—science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery—then your work will fit more comfortably into the appropriate genre course, as opposed to a Novel course.

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Novel Writing | 10-week Workshop
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable work. Writers often repeat Novel II to continue their projects.
  • Begin or work toward completion of a novel
  • Lectures that expand on basics of fiction craft and the novel form
  • Present work for in-depth critique (three times)
Prerequisite: Fiction I or the equivalent. Beginners who wish to write novels should take Fiction I before Novel II.
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(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

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Apr 16 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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Apr 22 Tuesdays 272 W. 10 St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

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