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"Great class for anyone serious about completing a novel."
- Katherine Lim
"This course helped me have a major writing breakthrough. Very exciting! "
- Maggie Tsavaris
 law professor
"I learned more in this course than I could possibly write here. The instructor was amazing online. The best I've ever had and I have taken 7 online courses at various places. My understanding of the issues related to writing a novel is light years ahead of where it was prior to the class."
- Barbara Seith
 Managing Director
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Novel Online

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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Level II
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)

Gotham actually has two separate programs for Novel II. They complement each other, and many students take both programs, but it makes no difference which one is taken first. If you take one program, then enroll again for Novel II, Gotham will make sure you are placed in the other program.

Prerequisite: Fiction I or the equivalent. Beginners who wish to write novels should take Fiction I before Novel II.

View a course syllabus.

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(3.0 CEU)

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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Jan 7 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Jan 14 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Feb 11 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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