4-Week: Structuring Your Novel

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Structuring a novel is hard, whether you’re aiming for something commercial or more alternative. In this course, we’ll use the Save the Cat: Writes a Novel beat sheet chapter and chart (from the text of the same name by Jessica Brody), to get you moving on what often seems insurmountable—getting the plot right, whatever stage you’re in with your manuscript. We’ll start with the basic premise of your manuscript the first week, and move, each subsequent week to Part I, II, then finally, to Part III of your novel, charting out some possibles so that you’ll have a clear map. We’ll also read some examples, and do a few exercises so you can nail down issues of point of view, characterization, and the conventions of your particular genre.

Required Text*:

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You'll Ever Need, by Jessica Brody
Thrill Me, by Benjamin Percy

*Available at BookBar

Instructor: Erika T. Wurth Learn More


Oct 19, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 26, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 02, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 09, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm