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How to Write a Novel

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Have you always wanted to write a novel? Have you started a novel only to run out of steam halfway through? Led by international best-selling authors and professors from The University of British Columbia’s world-renowned Creative Writing MFA program, this is part of a series of courses designed to take your novel from concept to completion.

Outlining is a crucial step in the novel writing process, one that fuels creativity and prepares the writer to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls. Through hands-on weekly exercises with a focus on craft and process, as well as insights from the real-world practices of accomplished authors, this course explores the core elements of fiction writing necessary to build an outline. You will learn the fundamentals of character development, world-building and the basics of storytelling architecture. You'll work intensively on your own creative project and hone your outline through feedback and discussion with fellow writers.

In the tradition of the UBC MFA program, this course draws on the work habits of established authors to help writers move quickly toward creating a blueprint for a successful draft. Whether you’re seeking literary fame or working on a project to share with family and friends, this course offers the tools and skills necessary to plan a novel others will be excited to read.

The course is recommended for professional and aspiring writers, writing groups, participants in NaNoWriMo, teachers and anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a novel.

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Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 - 6 hours per week
Starts Mar 5 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $295
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Instructors Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
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University of British Columbia

Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 - 6 hours per week
Starts Mar 5 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $295
From University of British Columbia, UBCx via edX
Instructors Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags Art & Culture Humanities Literature